75 year old woman held for fatally stabbing a 7-year-old in Basel

March 22, 2019 | Brainwave Science


A seven-year-old boy was stabbed on the way home from school in Basel City,  Switzerland. Prosecutors said a 75-year-old Swiss woman was arrested after she turned herself in for the “terrible” attack on Thursday afternoon. The primary school pupil was found alone on a street by a teacher and died of his injuries in hospital.Basel

A motive for the knife attack is not yet clear and police are calling for witnesses to come forward. “Passers-by had seen an elderly woman move away from the scene,” detective Inspector Peter Gill told local media.Basel

According to investigators, the boy was walking home when he was suddenly attacked around 12:45 local time (11:45 GMT) on St Galler-Ring. The boy was badly injured on the pavement when his teacher passed by on a bike. That teacher called the emergency services, but the boy died at the University Children’s Hospital despite doctors performing emergency surgery.Basel

As Basel police launched a search in the area, a woman walked into the public prosecutor’s office and told officials she was responsible for attacking a child. Prosecutors have not confirmed if there was a connection between the victim and suspect, who is currently being questioned.Basel


Here is a case where a person has claimed responsibility for stabbing a child. There could be two motives to surrendering. One could be that the woman was overcome with a sense of guilt or realized that she could not escape, and thus surrendered herself. The other could be that she is trying to stall the police and take their attention from the real culprit while they flee.

Young children getting stabbed for no apparent reason is a great cause of worry. If the boy, could have been saved, then he might have ended up contributing to society positively. There is an increasing outcry from immediate family and community members against such an unfortunate incidence. The police are under immense pressure.

Conventional interrogation methods are not efficient and quick enough to discover facts from a crime scene and arrested suspects. Modernization of existing intelligence gathering mechanisms is imperative.

The police are encouraging witnesses to come forward. The police have gathered crime-related information, must now look for people who have any sort of awareness to the intimate details of this crime such as the murder weapon, exact murder spot, what the victim wore, where the victim was coming from and off to. There must be a reason for the perpetrator to murder the victim, it could be or for personal vendetta, or for other reasons which are unimaginable etc.

In order to solve this crime and catch the perpetrator, and to prevent future attacks, law enforcement agencies need to quickly ascertain if the surrendering woman is the real culprit, to identify and prosecute the person who is guilty. This will bring closure to the families of the victim. Also, it will help take them off the street and serve as a deterrent to those who think that such crimes will go unpunished.

Can modern science help the investigators make progress in such difficult cases and bring closure to the victims and their loved ones?


The law enforcement agencies can make great and rapid progress with the use of a revolutionary technology called iCognative. It has been developed and is marketed by Brainwave Science, headquartered in the United States of America.

iCognative is an accurate way to determine whether crime-specific information is present in the mind of the suspect. It does so with an accuracy of more than 99%. iCognative technology is highly reliable. It is applicable in around 85-90% of criminal and civil cases. The operators from the agencies find it extremely to learn and use. iCognative is a highly portable intelligence gathering technology because it requires only a specialized headset and a computer.

iCognative is better than conventional methods because it does not involve the torture of the subjects. iCognative is helpful to a wide range of agencies, such as law enforcement, anti-trafficking, counter-terrorism units, national security, border security, and immigration.

Once the suspects are captured, iCognative can be used as a litmus test to help the authorities to screen them. Such suspects usually deny being privy to crime-related information. iCognative is a reliable and accurate technology to detect if a person has awareness of details which only a criminal or a planner must know.

The suspect is supposed to wear a headset equipped with EEG sensors to pick up electrical responses to stimuli which are flashed on a screen. Stimuli consist of images, words or phrases related to the crime.

In the case of the fatal stabbing of the young boy, evidence such as details of site of the crime like pictures and details of the murder location, murder weapon, picture and name of the victim can be used for the iCognative system in order to conduct a test. Similar tests with crime specific stimuli can be conducted on suspects in other stabbing cases. The revolutionary database analysis technique of the software will be able to detect linkages among the cases.

The iCognative test usually lasts around 45-minutes. It accurately tells whether the subject’s brain is aware of the crime-specific details or not.

Investigating agencies of Basel city must try iCognative on the arrested suspects in order to quickly detect their involvement and to gather information so that further attacks can be prevented. iCognative can also accurately detect if or not a test subject has a recollection of crucial and incriminating details of the. This way the investigators can focus on the right suspect, without spending too much time or resources on the interrogation of the wrong suspect.

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