Mentally ill man who beheaded a bus passenger freed from all supervision

Mentally ill man who beheaded a bus passenger freed from all supervision
Will Baker (Image: AP file photo)

A mentally ill man who stabbed and beheaded another passenger on a bus has been freed from all supervision.

Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, was granted absolute discharge without monitoring by the Criminal Code Review Board in Manitoba, Canada.

A diagnosed schizophrenic, Baker killed 22-year-old Tim McLean, a carnival worker unknown to him, in 2008. A year later, he was found not criminally responsible for the murder because of his mental illness.

Baker sat next to Mr McLean on a bus after the 22-year-old smiled at him and asked him how he was doing.

Baker repeatedly stabbed Mr McLean after saying he heard the voice of God telling to kill him or “die immediately.”

Passengers fled the bus while Baker continued to stab and mutilate the young man’s body and severed Mr McLean’s head and displayed it to some of the passengers outside the bus before he was arrested, witnesses said.

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