And you were afraid the guy next to you might have body odor! ...and this guy was Canadian...imagine if he wasnt one of those sweet, loveable Canadians!

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    Aug 01, 2008 3:58 AM GMT
    Bus passenger beheaded seat mate, witness says

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    Man repeatedly stabbed, then decapitated sleeping seat mate, witness says

    Other passengers, horrified, got off the Greyhound Canada bus, man says

    Greyhound confirms an "incident" on a bus but releases no details

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/07/31/canada.bus/index.html
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    Aug 01, 2008 11:14 AM GMT
    Canada: Tributes pour in for beheaded man

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    Tributes pour in for Canadian man beheaded on bus

    Police say suspect is in custody, no charges have been filed

    AP: Witness says attacker seemed normal before slaying

    Man repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated sleeping seat mate

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/08/01/canada.beheading/index.html
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    Aug 01, 2008 1:53 PM GMT
    This story was very hard to watch on the TV news last night. My mom said on the phone last night that the attacker could be a paranoid shizophrenic. Makes sense, they often suffer from terrible delusions about other people (I had one in my 1st year English class in University), and can be violent. Usually they are not if they are taking their medication. But the medication can have unpleasant side effects and some schizophrenics stop taking them.

    I never did like taking the bus, mainly because of the clientele that often ride in them, as well as the cramped quarters.

    And thanks for the compliment about Canadians being sweet. I like to think I am, until I am not! icon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:02 PM GMT
    That's a CRAZY story! And I ride the Greyhound all the time! icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:23 PM GMT
    I can't imagine being witness to that - Imagine how helpless those people felt in not being able to help the victim. It is cool the way they armed themselves to keep the attacker on the bus. Poor kid. Crazy story.

    Something like this is still pretty uncommon in Canada, isn't it?
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:23 PM GMT
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    I knew there was a reason why I didn't ride Greyhound! icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    GuyNextDoorOhio saidI can't imagine being witness to that - Imagine how helpless those people felt in not being able to help the victim. It is cool the way they armed themselves to keep the attacker on the bus. Poor kid. Crazy story.

    Something like this is still pretty uncommon in Canada, isn't it?


    An event like this is extremely rare around the world I would think. In Canada it is a first in my lifetime.
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    The story is disturbing on all levels.
    I read it this am and which I had not, horrific and sad.

    The victim was sleeping, seemingly a stranger to the murderer and approximatly 19 years old. The boy was slaughtered.
    I know no ill will is intended, but making light of the event or towards riding a bus... There's just no humor in this.

    It's crimes like these that often make me feel "an eye for an eye" type sentence is warrented.
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:09 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 saidThe story is disturbing on all levels.
    I read it this am and which I had not, horrific and sad.

    The victim was sleeping, seemingly a stranger to the murderer and approximatly 19 years old. The boy was slaughtered.
    I know no ill will is intended, but making light of the event or towards riding a bus... There's just no humor in this.

    It's crimes like these that often make me feel "an eye for an eye" type sentence is warrented.



    I feel the same. Life in prison can never equal such a brutal end to a life.

    Just imagine that it was a loved one dieing even if it wasn't and you can understand the weight behind the life...icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:16 PM GMT


    For me, the worst is still to come, as defense lawyers will trot out any and all reasons to mitigate any punishment or incarceration for this horror. Unfortunately, Canada seems to have a strong tolerance for violent crime. Our collective strength in being nice can also be a terrible weakness, when applied inappropriately...
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    'A 40-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder Friday in connection with the stabbing and beheading death of his seatmate on a Greyhound Canada bus, authorities said.

    Vince Weiguang Li of Edmonton, Alberta, was to appear Friday morning in the Provincial Court of Manitoba in Portage la Prairie, according to a statement posted on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Web site."

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    Aug 01, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 saidThe story is disturbing on all levels.
    I read it this am and which I had not, horrific and sad.

    The victim was sleeping, seemingly a stranger to the murderer and approximatly 19 years old. The boy was slaughtered.
    I know no ill will is intended, but making light of the event or towards riding a bus... There's just no humor in this.

    It's crimes like these that often make me feel "an eye for an eye" type sentence is warrented.


    We don't know the circumstances yet so meting out punishment could be premature. The guy could have been in a psychotic state for all we know. In that case he would be found criminally not responsible and spend the rest of his life potentially in a institution for the criminally insane.
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    For me, the worst is still to come, as defense lawyers will trot out any and all reasons to mitigate any punishment or incarceration for this horror. Unfortunately, Canada seems to have a strong tolerance for violent crime. Our collective strength in being nice can also be a terrible weakness, when applied inappropriately...


    We do not tolerate violent crime, and we have a much lower rate of it then the USA which has far more punitive measures in place (e.g. capital punishment). Violent crime rates have no correlation to punishment, but do have a high correlation with people in the public increasing their sense of self-righteousness.

    Until we know more about the circumstances of the crime, it really is premature to start trying to predict what the trial will bring.
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    Poor guy was only 22 years old...icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 01, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    That's the most horrifying story I've heard in a long time, and yeah... the first thing that I thought of was the victim. He was only the same age as me!

    And he died horribly in something

    SO

    FUCKING

    TOTALLY

    RANDOM

    ...

    Damn. icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 01, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    wow okay see this is why i dont use public transportation... this is some future urban legends shit here.... GOD tickles down my spine i want to trow up
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    Aug 01, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    Terrible, terrible. Absolutely random, with absolutely no help or solution. An utter nightmare for anyone who lives a normal, uneventful life.

    I HOPE, other than that people will sleep with one eye open, that no stupid TSA-style security policies get enacted for one random, horrible event.
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    Aug 01, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    I think its pretty shitty to make fun of the situation with the title of this thread....

    A 22 year old kid was brutually murdered and you are making jokes?
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    Aug 02, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    tim_mclean.jpg ... the victim