The mother of Tim McLean, who was stabbed and decapitated on a Greyhound bus last year, said she’ll get through the upcoming trial “one day at a time.”
McLean’s mother Carol DeDelley said she’s been through many therapy sessions to deal with the difficult loss of her son last July. She described him as a “wonderful, vibrant” son who was both “friendly” and “approachable.”
“We’re going to miss him so, so much,” DeDelley said. “We already do, it only gets worse as the days go by.”
“I believe that mentality ill or not, people who commit this type of horrific murder need to be held responsible,” DeDelley said.
She wants politicians to pass “Tim’s Law,” which would mean anyone convicted of murder would be incarcerated for life, with no chance of parole.
“The punishments available do not suit what happened to my son,” DeDelley said. “Saying that he was stabbed and murdered on the bus is a very kind description of what actually took place.”
She said one way she’s coping with losing her son is by focusing on getting “Tim’s Law” passed.
“I know for sure that if I do nothing, nothing will change,” she said. “But if I do something, something might change.”
McLean’s family has also launched a $150,000 lawsuit against Greyhound and the federal government for poor security measures aboard the bus.
The company says it has sought to make its vehicles and major stations safer, by checking the luggage of passengers and screening them with hand-held metal detectors.