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05/30/2011 03:55 EDT | Updated 07/30/2011 05:12 EDT

Vince Li, Man Who Beheaded Greyhound Passenger, May Get Expanded Privileges

(CP) -- SELKIRK, Man. - A man who beheaded a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba may soon be allowed extended walks on the grounds of his mental hospital.

Dr. Steven Kremer (KRAY'-mer) says Vince Li (LEE') is responding well to treatment and should be allowed more freedoms, phased in over several months.

Kremer is recommending to a review board that Li be allowed supervised walks on the grounds of the secure hospital in Selkirk between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Last fall, he was allowed to start taking 15-minute walks with security guards at his side.

Li was found not criminally responsible for the gruesome killing of Tim McLean onboard a Greyhound bus near Portage la Prairie, Man., in 2008.

A judge found him to be an untreated schizophrenic and sentenced him to a mental heath centre.

Li remained inside a locked wing of the facility for more than two years.