Mother of Tim McLean ends petition to change law
The mother of a Winnipeg man murdered on a Greyhound bus has given up collecting signatures for a petition to change Canada's not criminally responsible laws.
Carol de Delley's son, 22-year-old Tim McLean, was beheaded by Vince Li on a Greyhound bus in 2008. Li was found not criminally responsible.
But she said after five years, only 1,200 people have signed her petition, called 'Tim's Law.'
She said it was a tough decision to close the de Delley Foundation for Life, which also accepted donations for the effort, but it had become a financial drain.
Still, she said, she believes she has made an impact.
"I wanted to make people aware ... and I think I have done that to the best of my ability," she said. "I have brought it to the attention of the leaders of the country, the policy makers. There is a lot of information, a lot of talk that didn't exist five years ago."
De Delley said she will still fight to have the law changed.
"A killer is a killer, if you take a life, you forfeit your freedom for the rest of your life," she said. "The only thing that should change with a mentally ill killer is that they should serve their sentence in a place where they can also receive treatment."
De Delley said she will continue to raise awareness on the issue by teaming up with Wilma Derkson, whose daughter Candace was murdered.