See video of Vince Weiguang Li at court click here or image above. Li had no previous record as per the RCMP who later on Friday 8/01/08 came back with a strong request for "radio silence" on the police transmissions that were broadcast during the standoff at the Bus beheading site on Wednesday 7/30/08 as Vince Weiguang Li was hacking his victim and eating pices of the flesh. — A police officer responding to a grisly beheading aboard a Canadian bus says on a tape that the attacker ate parts of his victim's dead body. In the tape of radio transmissions, officers referred to the attacker, who also beheaded the victim, as "Badger." They said he was armed with a knife and scissors and was "defiling the body." "Badger's at the back of the bus, hacking off pieces and eating it," an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on the tape. The approximately 80-second recording was leaked onto the Internet and then was posted on several sites, including the Toronto Star. The RCMP described the tapes as "operational police communications and, as such, are not meant for public consumption." The tape was posted on YouTube among other websites.
The audio/video "Badger is in the Back of the Bus etc." can be found by clicking here via the Toronto Star Newspaper. RCMP wants a lid put on all info from here on out, see below.
Homicide ** Update ** RM of Portage La Prairie, MB August 1, 2008 ..The RCMP are aware that portions of radio transmissions by police officers responding to the scene of the (BUS BEHADING) incident near Portage la Prairie on July 30, 2008 have been posted to the Internet. The radio transmissions in question are operational police communications and as such are not meant for public consumption.
The RCMP has not given an media outlet, nor any other person(s) or agencies, permission to broadcast or repeat these transmissions in any form. The RCMP wishes to remind the media that this was an extraordinary and terrible event for everyone involved - including the police officers, first responders from other emergency services and support workers who have been involved in this incident. While we appreciate the media's desire to provide as much information to their audiences as possible, we also ask for your patience, understanding and respect as the various investigative and legal processes involved in such a complex investigation and allow them to take their due course. Contact: 'D' Division Media Liaison Office 983-8497
Head bowed and feet shackled, a crazed knifeman suspected of decapitating a sleeping bus passenger and holding the head aloft for other passengers to see, is led into court. Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton, Alberta, was charged with second-degree murder and shuffled into the courtroom in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Li, whose face was bruised and one hand bandaged, did not reply when the judge asked him whether he was going to get a lawyer, and only nodded slightly when asked whether he was exercising his right not to speak.He was not required to enter a plea. Vince Weiguang Li is led into the Manitoba Provicial Court (SEE PHOTO). The prosecutor asked for a psychiatric assessment, but the judge said he wanted to give Li a chance to meet with his lawyer. Li's next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the suspect has no known criminal record.
Vince Weiguang Li worked as a newspaper delivery man. His former boss, Vincent Augert, said he worked on Monday, July 28, 2008. When Vince Weiguang Li failed to show up for work on Tuesday, July 29, Vincent Augert called his cell phone and a woman answered. She identified herself as Vince Weiguang Li’s wife. He had left town on an emergency and she had no idea where he went, according to Mrs. Vince Weiguang Li.
Vincent Augert knew that Vince Weiguang Li worked at McDonald’s too. Vincent Augert, whose relationship to Vince Weiguang Li was as his newspaper delivery supervisor, said that Li was a nice guy. Vince Weiguang Li’s next appointment in court will be on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
Witnesses said the attacker stabbed the victim up to 50 times and after severing his head he began methodically carving up the body as passengers scrambled to get off the Greyhound bus - which was traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg in Canada. Authorities declined to name the victim but tributes have been left on Facebook for Tim McLean, aged 22, from Winnipeg.
Fellow passenger Cody Olmstead said the man "dropped the head and went back and started cutting the body back up." Mr Olmstead said the man later taunted the police and dropped the head in front of them. Greyhound spokeswoman Abby Wambaugh said 37 passengers and one driver were on the bus. Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day called it a "horrific" incident, but did not discuss details of the attack, saying he did not want to jeopardize the investigation.
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