Vincent Li Review Board Hearing…Carol de Delley Comments

Vince Li is unpredictably dangerous. Dr Yaren’s own testimony at the “trial” stated that Vince Li could suffer a relapse even while medicated, at any point in time in the future and that he could suffer a psychotic break as severe as the extremely inhumane episode that took Tim’s life.

Timothy suffered that particular Psychotic break… who could be the next to suffer Vince Li’s next psychotic break? Timothy’s human rights are the ones that were violated. Vince Li’s rights should not be considered more important here.

Canada needs to build a separate facility to house criminally insane offenders.  A very secure facility with fenced and monitored outdoor area where they can receive as much time outside as treatment requires them to receive.  A facility where they are detained for the rest of their natural lives. The “patient” gets the humane treatment and the public safety is protected.

If the insane individual commits a very violent murder,  that murderer insane, or not should never be free to repeat that behavior. A life for a life.  Thats my opinion I am not stigmatizing anyone.

Li  did it… Li may not be psychologically accountable but he is still criminally responsible. Thats why he goes before a criminal review board now. HE STILL COMMITTED THE CRIME OF MURDER and he needs to be held responsible for that.

The whole issue of NCR needs to be looked into and changed by the politicians who have the power to do it.

Timothy McLean’s Mother reads her Victim Impact Statement at Vincent Li Hearing

How has Timothy’s death affected or impacted me.                     May  2010

I’ve become very angry, frustrated and I lack the ability to focus on other issues in my daily life.  I struggle to get through a day without crying over the details of my son’s death.  We have now been through a year of firsts without Timothy.  Our family has had births and deaths and we have an upcoming wedding.  Every event is bittersweet because Timothy isn’t there to join in the festivities, and he should be.

I liked my life quite well 2 yrs ago. I was in my 10th year of driving a school bus, and I was cooking meals for a senior’s home.   I now know how it feels to lose a child, and I no longer want the responsibility of all those children’s lives on my shoulders.  I no longer possess the patience or the personality to do the job.  I am no longer the fun-loving, carefree person that I used to be.  I have great difficulty sleeping and even when I sleep I never feel rested.  I worry all the time about my family members when they’re not in my sight. I worry about how Timothy’s death has affected my remaining children., and what the long term affects will be. I have concerns over my husband’s health.  He now has high blood pressure even with his medication and he too has a hard time getting any rest. The stress has taken a toll on all of us.

I am almost 50 yrs old and I swear these past 2 years have aged me by 10 years every employment I’ve ever had has been people oriented, I used to enjoy interacting with others through my work and socializing.  I don’t any more and I have no desire to make new acquaintances because I don’t trust people anymore.  I have no idea what I’ll be doing for employment in the future and that is a very big concern for me.  I have been in therapy 2 to 3 times a week since Timothy’s death to give me the tools to help me cope on a daily basis with the sorrow, heartache and rage I now experience.  Of course the cost of getting to therapy and the therapy itself are not cheap.  I am often unable to focus on the task at hand and my memory has become sporadic, retention is a problem too.  I hear conversations and can participate in them, however, trying to recall them later is difficult.  I have to write everything down now.  I am currently on long term disability so my income is about half of what it was before which of course has put more of the financial burden on my husband

I have never been a prejudiced person and now I am wary of all people and particularly of people of Asian descent.  I don’t want this to be the case it just is. I don’t want to see the visions in my mind but they are still there.  I don’t want to be here speaking the review board, I feel I have to be.

Carol de Delley (Timothy McLean’s mother)