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Off with his head

In Canada in 2008 Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, a diagnosed schizophrenic, killed Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus.

Baker said he heard the voice of God telling him to kill McLean, a complete stranger, or “die immediately.”

So he stabbed McLean, who was aged 22. The other passengers fled the bus; Baker carried on stabbing. At last he cut off McLean’s head and held it aloft so everyone could get a good look.

He was found not criminally responsible, due to mental illness.

He’s now been granted an absolute discharge by Manitoba’s Criminal Code Review Board;  that means he is longer subject to monitoring. The monitoring was the only thing that made sure he took his medication to fend off the schizophrenia.

Picture source: Omar Barcena