Killer Who Beheaded Bus Rider Ate Flesh: Cop

Suspect was 'very nice, polite guy,' says boss
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:25 AM CDT
Police investigate the scene around a Greyhound bus Thursday July 31, 2008 near Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.    (AP Photo/ Ken Gigliotti)
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(Newser) – The man who beheaded his seatmate in a savage random attack on a Canadian bus ate pieces of the body, an officer said in a police tape leaked online. The attacker is “at the back of the bus, hacking off pieces and eating it,” said one officer who was on the scene. Vince Weiguang Li, 40, appeared in court yesterday for the murder of Tim McLean, 22, AP reports.

McLean was on his way home after an out-of-town job and had just sent a text message to his dad to expect him when he was attacked. Witnesses said he was dozing with headphones on when Li plunged a knife into his chest several times. Li “was a very nice, polite guy,” said his employer at a newspaper-distribution agency. “I had no odd suspicions about him at all.”