CJOB's Keith McCullough reporting
The psychiatrist in charge of treatment for Vince Li has asked Li be allowed to take supervised visits into Selkirk. Li has been living at Selkirk Mental Hospital since being found not criminally responsible for brutally killing and beheading Tim McLean aboard a Grey Hound bus in 2008. Dr. Steven Kremer was speaking at an annual review of Li's progress. He says the visits would start at 30 minutes and one of the supervisors would be a peace officer. Kremer says Li has improved since this time last year and the visits would not put the public at risk. No decision on doctor Kremer's request has been reached but the Crown has said it does not oppose the new priveleges asked for. Another psychiatrist has said risk of violence from Li within next 7 years is less than 1 per cent as long as he stays on his medication for pschizophrenia. Li is currently allowed supervised walks on the grounds of the hospital.
(Tim McLean's mother, Carol De Delley. Photo by CJOB's Keith McCullough)