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Woman, 75, stabs boy, 7, in Basel

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 22, 2019

Basel police are investigating if the murder of a 7-year-old boy by a 75-year-old woman was racially motivated.

Pixabay Woman, 75, stabs boy, 7, in Basel

The boy was stabbed yesterday afternoon on his way back from school in the Sankt Galler Ring area of the city. Local media say he was from Albania.

The boy lay critically injured on the street when he was discovered by a teacher. He died later in hospital. The elderly woman soon reported herself at the police station and admitted to the stabbing.

Locals are shocked at the attack, with many saying the area is normally quiet.

The woman is in custody and investigations continue.


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