The man who beheaded Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus in 2008 is getting permission to move to a group home, pending hospital approval.

In February, the Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board granted Vince Li unsupervised daytrips to Winnipeg.

On Friday, Tim McLean’s mother, Carol de Delley, posted a letter to Facebook from the review board informing her that Li could be granted passes to group homes in the community.

“This letter is to advise you that the Review Board has approved that upon the recommendation of the treatment team, the person in charge of the hospital may grant the following: overnight passes…for the purpose of a gradual transition to reside there,” the April 30 letter reads.

The hospital can also grant an “extended pass” to a group home, the letter says.

Groups opposed to the move are planning a protest outside of the Manitoba Legislature Saturday at 2 p.m.