(UPI) Winnipeg, Manitoba – The family of a Canadian man beheaded on a bus is suing the accused killer, Greyhound, the federal government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
At a news conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, lawyer Jay Prober, said 13 members of victim Tim McLean Jr.’s family are more interested in security reforms than money, the Winnipeg Sun reported.
McLean was sleeping on a Winnipeg-bound bus July 30 when a fellow passenger repeatedly stabbed him with a machete. After the bus stopped and passengers fled. McLean was beheaded and partially cannibalized, police said.
The lawsuit, filed under the Fatal Accidents Act, contends the federal government doesn’t have adequate security laws in effect for bus travel and contends Greyhound doesn’t do enough to ensure passenger safety. The suit also claims RCMP officers took more than five hours to arrest the suspect, during which time McLean’s body was defiled, Prober said.
Vince Li, 40, of Edmonton, Alberta, is charged with second-degree murder and is undergoing psychiatric assessment.
There was no immediate response from any of the parties named in the suit, the Sun said.