At least one, admittedly right wing site, reports that CBC at first published the following:
RCMP announced Friday morning that they have charged Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton with second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear at the Manitoba provincial court in Portage la Prairie. A Chinese Muslim, Li expressed to investigators that his actions were motivated by the Koran.Later, according to the site, the above quote was removed, but kept by several bloggers. Of course, it could easily be a provocation by the usual suspects...
It is early days yet, and I am not familiar with Canadian laws, but second degree murder sounds strange...
Update: While more grisly details of the murder surface (apparently Li hacked and ate some pieces of the victim), there is no shred of evidence so far regarding that rumor on Li being Muslim. From all reports he didn't talk during his court appearance. Police didn't reveal any details about his background, so the above quote looks more and more like a provocation. As suspected.
Update 2: From this article:
Li worked for six months as a custodian at the Grant Memorial Baptist Church in Winnipeg and was a member of the congregation.So the Muslim connection seems to be finally debunked.
Thanks to Shawn.
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