A Canadian man who was found not criminally responsible for beheading and cannibalizing a passenger on a Greyhound bus in 2008 has been granted total freedom.
On Friday, Manitoba's Criminal Code Review Board announced that Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, is no longer subject to monitoring.
Baker is a diagnosed schizophrenic. In 2008 he killed Tim McLean, a young carnival worker who was a complete stranger to Baker.
A year later, he was found not criminally responsible because of his mental illness.
McLean's mother had been very outspoken in trying to keep Baker from being released, saying that there's no way to ensure he will take his medication.
When asked about his freedom she said, "I have no words."
Chris Summerville, executive director of the Manitoba Schizophrenic Society thinks it's a good thing that Baker is out:
“He is no longer a violent person. I will say, yes, he absolutely understands that he has to (take his medication) and has a desire to live a responsible, moral life and never succumb to psychotic episodes and not to hurt anybody ever again.”