78-year-old US serial killer, Samuel Little, ‘admits to 90 murders’

November 29, 2018 | Brainwave Science

78-year-old US serial killer, Samuel Little, 'admits to 90 murders': Brainwave ScienceSITUATION

Samuel Little, who was convicted in 2014 of three killings has confessed to committing 90 murders which date back to 1970. In exchange for the confession, Little wants to be moved to a new prison.

34 of the killings have been verified and many others await confirmation. The true extent of his crimes has only recently begun to unfold. The FBI, Texas Rangers, Department of Justice, and many other state and local law enforcement agencies have been collaborating to investigate Little’s crimes.

Samuel, aged 78 was arrested in 2012 Kentucky, and later extradited to California related to a narcotics charge. Los Angeles police obtained a DNA match to Little on three unsolved murders in the vicinity n 1987 and 1989. Little was charged with three counts of murder. In 2014, he was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without parole.

Authorities in more than 8 other states began searching case files for connections to Little. Little confessed to murders in 16 states, in an interview with a Texas Ranger named James Holland. Bobby Bland, the district attorney in Ector County in Texas, revealed Little’s confessions to the killings. “People for years have been trying to get a confession out of him and James Holland is the one who finally got him to give that information,” said Bland.


Despite confessions from Samuel Little, Investigative agencies have been able to confirm only 34 of the 90 cases. There is a need for an efficient method to determine if Samuel Little was involved in planning or committing each of the 90 crimes. DNA and fingerprint samples may not be available in all the cases. Also, DNA tests take days and are expensive. All this adds to the delays in the investigative process. Despite having access to Samuel Little and evidence, the investigative agencies can only make slow progress using conventional DNA and fingerprinting techniques.

Bobby Bland has described how it took years to interrogate Samuel using the traditional methods.

What is needed is a method to quickly and accurately determine if a subject could be witness to, planner or perpetrator of a particular crime.


Law enforcement and the Judicial system stand to benefit if they are able to solve cases more efficiently and accurately. In many countries, there is a huge number of pending cases. Modernization of intelligence-gathering techniques can help clear this in a significant way. In the case of Samuel Little, it has taken a lot of time to prove or disprove his involvement in 34 of the 90 murders which he has confessed to. There are 56 cases which are being worked upon.

iCognative, offered only by Brainwave Science, is a technology, which uses a 45-minute long test, can determine if Samuel Little did indeed plan and/or commit each of those crimes which he confessed to. The results are 99.9% accurate, and there are no false positives or false negatives. There is also no known way to outsmart the test.

The system is capable of detecting whether crime-specific information is “present” or ”absent” in the suspect’s brain. iCognative uses the gathered evidence and displays images, words, phrases related to it to the subject. The brain responses are recorded and analysed by the system to determine if the suspect has any awareness of the crime. Brainwave Science aims to eliminate human suffering and torture during the interrogation process.

Not only can iCognative detect the presence or absence of information which only a perpetrator, planner or a witness might know, it can also help uncover the criminal organisation which the individual might be a member of.

In the case of Samuel Little, where the suspect, case files and evidence is present; iCognative can be of immense help to quickly determine the level of Samuel’s involvement in each of the cases. The judiciary can also set an example by demonstrating that it can  accurately confirm confessions in a time-bound manner. This can greatly help in increasing the trust of the public in the judicial system.  

iCognative is the only investigative tool which can utilize evidence which might be decades old. This is because it relies on the everlasting information stored in the human brain.

The answer to solving cases of serial killings lies in iCognative – the only way to efficiently and scientifically solve seemingly impossible cases.

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