Mom of man killed on Greyhound bus ends petition plan

Carol deDelley, whose son Timothy McLean Jr., was killed and beheaded by Vince Li on board a...

Carol deDelley, whose son Timothy McLean Jr., was killed and beheaded by Vince Li on board a Greyhound bus in 2008, speaks to media after the annual hearing for Li at the Law Courts on Mon., May 14, 2012. (JASON HALSTEAD/WINNIPEG SUN)

Kristin Annable, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:28 PM ET

WINNIPEG ─ The mother of the man killed aboard a Greyhound bus has closed her foundation and ended her fight for changes to the rules for killers found not criminally responsible.

"I have been pondering it for about a year," said Carol de Delley, whose son Tim McLean was murdered by Vincent Li in 2008. "I've brought the issue to attention and now I'm going to align myself with other victims."

Her petition for Timís Law called to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to ensure those who commit murder but are found not criminally responsible are detained for a minimum period of time. In 2009, Li was found not criminally responsible for McLean's murder.

She said the petition had received more than 1,200 signatures in the past five years.

"I question how effective a petition really is," she said. "Sometimes people sign it and they think they have done their part."

McLean was killed while asleep on a Greyhound bus in July 2008. Li stabbed the 22-year-old and as terrified passengers scrambled off of the bus, Li continued to stab, mutilate and dismember McLean.



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