Greyhound Bus Beheader "was Anti-Social": Is Vince Li a Psychopath?
Greyhound Bus maniac vince Li has been described by work colleagues and neighbours as well-dressed, brooding and exhibited anti-social behaviour. Psychopathy or "sociopathy" is now defined as "Anti-Social Behaviour Disorder" in Hare's Diagnostic.
The killer argued with work colleagues and customers at Wal-Mart, carried a hunting knife and scissors, and was restless, jumping on buses at random. He had a series of low-paid jobs, never seeming to settle anywhere for long. He is said to have been well-dressed and charming when he wanted to be.
Another clue is his self-centredness - narcissistic behaviour is a typical "psychopathic" personality disorder - when fetched off the bus he mumbled self-pityingly, "I want to stay on the bus forever" and in court, filled with the same galling self-pity he rasped, "Kill me!"
Not a single word of remorse for the victim and his family, nor contrition or any explanation.
Could Vince Li fit the classic "Psychopath" description? Could he have killed before?
Why does Gacy, Gein and Manson spring to mind...?
Vincent Augert, his employer at the newspaper job, said they would occasionally meet to chat, but rarely discussed Mr. Li's personal life.
"Something wasn't quite right, but he wouldn't talk about it," Mr. Augert said.
Neighbours at the apartment building where the accused killer worked described a well-dressed man who never spoke.
"He was very unfriendly," one neighbour told the Edmonton Journal. "He would never keep the elevator open. The striking characteristic for this guy is that he is really anti-social."