Maniac Li "Spent Time in Mental Ward" - Victim's Ear, Nose & Lip in Sandwich Bag
The common law wife of Bus Beheader Vince Li, believed to be "Anna" has revealed that Vince Li spent four days in a psychiatric hospital in Alberta.
Police found parts of the victim, Tim McLean, in a plastic bag in Vince Li's pocket, including, an ear, the nose and "mouth parts" it was revealed today.
At one point, Li began cutting other body parts off and was even seen to consume some of them, she said.
There were audible gasps in the packed courtroom at this revelation, including from several members of McLean's family.
"He appeared to be focused on his victim. He did not appear to be drunk or high," said Dalmyn. "This was a completely random attack. There's been no link established (between Li and McLean)."
Police didn't storm the bus, waiting until Li smashed out a window and tossed a bloody knife and scissors toward them.
Li then jumped from the broken window - cutting his hand on the shards of glass - and was arrested.
Police searched him and found several severed body parts, including an ear, nose and partial mouth, inside a plastic bag in his pocket, court was told.
Police tried to interview Li but he refused to make verbal responses, said Dalmyn. However, he did mutter that he was "guilty" at least four times, she said.
Court was told that Li's common-law wife claims the man spent four days in a psychiatric ward in Alberta recently. RCMP are trying to confirm the claims.
Li came to Canada in 2001, living in Winnipeg for nearly five years before leaving his wife and moving to Edmonton, court was told.
He had been exhibiting "bizarre and unusual behaviour" in recent weeks and months, said Dalmyn.
Legal Aid assigned lawyer Randy Janis to try and speak with Li this weekend. He told court Tuesday morning that Li is refusing to communicate with him.
Li confirmed by shaking his head that he doesn't want a lawyer and doesn't agree with the court-ordered psychiatric assessment.
A Winnipeg psychologist had 30 days to complete a detailed report on Li which will determine what the next step in the process is. Their first meeting is set for Thursday.
Li's case has been adjourned until Sept. 8.