A man who beheaded a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba has been granted the right to leave his mental hospital without an escort.
The Criminal Code Review Board is allowing Vince Li unsupervised outings from the Selkirk Mental Health Centre into the nearby city of Selkirk.
The outings are to start at 30 minutes and increase to full-day trips.
Until now, Li has only been allowed to leave the hospital with security guards or staff members.
Li is also allowed to visit Lockport, Winnipeg and area beaches, but those outings must continue to be supervised.
He was found not criminally responsible for stabbing and beheading Tim McLean, a young carnival worker, on a bus in July 2008.