Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Greyhound Bus Beheading

***Update See Here.***
A bizarre story from CNN, but which is lacking a few extra gruesome details. A guy was sleeping on a greyhound when the passenger next to him began stabbing him. The bus stopped and everyone fled and the deranged killer hacked off the guys head.

From CTV:
"They returned to the back of the bus to find that the person who was stabbing the person in the neck had now sawed off the head of (the victim)."
The man, with the head in one hand and the butcher knife in
the other, then tried to attack the other passengers, said Oliver.
Even more from CNews:

"The guy came to the front of the door with buddy's head in his hands, decapitated. He dropped the head and went back and started cutting the body back up," Olmstead said.
According to witnesses the knife wielding murderer looked to be in his 30's and the victim looked approximately 19.

Absolutely horrible, what on earth could possess someone to commit so heinous an act?

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Anonymous said...

OK, they could have tazed *that guy*

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprized if the killer was on Meth. People can become
absolutely irrational on that stuff. What a terrible tragdy.
No rhyme or reason. Another reason,
if Meth is involved for the makers and sellers to be treated completely and utterly without mercy.

Fred54 in Boston

Anonymous said...

It is a horrible, gruesome, utterly insane tragedy. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, the city to where the bus was destined, and to wake up to hear this news this morning has left many, many people in this city with grief, disgust and shock. The poor victim was from Winnipeg and many of us feel that it just hits too close to home, it just does not seem real....like a movie. We are all grieivng for someone that we haven;t even met....prayers go to the victim, family of the victim..... and the people that were on that bus, especially the children, poor dears.....at the moment I have NO COMMENT about the man that committed this crime.....I feel that I would not be very kind with my words at the moment, and may offend some. I have read over hundreds of comments today, MOST feeling the same way that I do about individual that was responsible for this horrendous crime. And a quick note to Mattheus...you are correct, the Canadian media reported this incident with VERY graphic details.....CNN was kinder to leave out SOME of the details.

Mattheus Mei said...

I have to agree with you Anon #2, I'm not sure even the most mentally ill person could perpetrate such an act with out a chemical push. I wouldn't be suprised if the person was doped up on pcp or meth.
I also agree that if it was a drug induced crime that the dealer/supplier should face murder charges as well.

No 3, thanks for dropping in and sharing, our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and the victim's family/friends/community.

I'm actually suprised by CNN's restraint, I don't think the Canadian press' inclusion of such details is overly sensationalists just unsanitized and the truth.