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The fate of a man who decapitated a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus last summer may not be made public.
Vince Li was found not criminally responsible for killing Tim McLean in July 2008 on a bus heading to Winnipeg, so it is now up to a review board to decide his fate.
Manitoba's Criminal Code review board is to meet next Monday to assess whether Li should be institutionalized or given a conditional release.
But the review board's chairman, John Stefaniuk, said making the decision public could violate Li's rights as a patient.
The family of a young man beheaded on a Greyhound bus last summer will demand that Vince Li's fate be made public.
Lawyer Norman Boudreau, who is acting for Tim McLean's family, said he will argue Monday that Manitoba's Criminal Code review board has no right to keep secret any part of its ruling on Li's fate.
Li was found not criminally responsible for killing McLean in front of horrified Greyhound passengers near Portage la Prairie last July.
A judge ruled earlier this year that Li suffered from untreated schizophrenia and did not realize that killing Maclean, a 22-year-old carnival worker, was wrong.
Li is to appear Monday before the review board, which will decide whether Li will remain in the custody of a mental hospital or be released on a conditional sentence.