August 6, 2008 in Nation/World

Beheading suspect: ‘Please kill me’

 

A man accused of stabbing, beheading and cannibalizing another man on a Greyhound bus in Canada pleaded Tuesday in court for someone to “please kill me,” and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Vince Weiguang Li, who immigrated to Canada from China in 2004, is charged with second-degree murder in last Wednesday’s slaying of 22-year-old carnival worker Tim McLean.

Li was scheduled to appear Tuesday to determine whether he should undergo psychiatric testing, but the judge in Portage La Prairie adjourned the hearing for a short recess to allow a legal aid attorney to confer with him.

When asked by the judge after the recess if he wanted a lawyer, Li shook his head and then quietly said “please kill me,” the Canadian Press reported.

He is due back in court Sept. 8.

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba

No jury decision yet in Hamdan case

A military jury deliberated a second day without a verdict Tuesday in the case of Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Hamdan, accused of 10 counts of conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism.

The jury of six officers got the case Monday after extensive closing arguments. They deliberated a total of six and half hours across both days before retiring for the night at this remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.

From wire reports


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