Father of murdered German teenager says migrant was not a minor
The father of the German teenage girl murdered in the town of Kandel, has expressed his doubts about the statements of the offender about his age.
Published: January 2, 2018, 9:21 am
“He has never been and will never be 15 years old,” the father told the Bild newspaper. “We hope that through the legal process now we will learn his true age.”
A German court dealing primarily with the age of a supposedly “minor refugee”, would be nothing new. The murder trial in Freiburg against Hussein K. has been pondering this question for months. Finally, the father of the defendant told the court that his son was 32 years old at the time of the crime – and not 17, as Hussein K. had stated.
Medical professionals in Rotterdam meanwhile have achieved astonishingly accurate forecasts in the university hospital. On the basis of DNA only have they have determined a person’s age.
For a long time, forensic medicine has been able to draw conclusions about the course of an act of violence from tiny traces on the scene, such as skin, blood or bone splinters. It is also possible to create a genetic fingerprint from microscopic body remnants. Now physicians at the University Hospital in Rotterdam have shown that one can predict with astonishing accuracy age from a human’s DNA.
Dutch physicians had discovered by 1990 already that the so-called T cell receptor (TCR) on the surface of a particular group of white blood cells, the T lymphocytes, is structured somewhat differently in almost every cell.
This opens up to the immune system an almost unlimited variety of ways to recognize and eliminate foreign molecules. In order for each T-lymphocyte to have its own characteristic “antenna”, the DNA segments that encode the T-cell receptor must be permanently remixed.
However, the number of these so-called TCR excision circles decreases with increasing age. This is due to the continuous regression of the thymus gland, in which the T-lymphocytes mature.
In fact, an analysis of 195 healthy individuals, ranging from a few weeks to 80 years, found that the TCR excision circles were present in very different concentrations in the T-lymphocytes: their numbers were highest in babies and steadily decreased eight decades down the line. With a mathematical formula, the particular age was predicted quite accurately.
The variability in the prediction is explained by the fact that the number of TCR excision circles indicates the biological age of the person concerned.
Warum wird das Alter der mordenden Neuankömmlinge nicht medizinisch festgestellt? Warum wird nicht jeder Lügner sofort aus dem Land verwiesen? Es ist ein gewollter politischer Dolchstoß gegen unser Volk. Nur mit der #AfD wird es Veränderung geben! #Kandel https://t.co/sJx7LYeR93
— Jens Maier, MdB 🇩🇪 (@JensMaierAfD) December 29, 2017
But the German media has been circulating stories in which it is stated that it was medically impossible to gauge someone’s correct age.
Homicides among young people are extremely rare according to experts. “Fatal relationship issues are more of an adult issue,” said the chairman of the German Association for Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Courts, Theresia Höynck, told German daily FAZ.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
Steve Bannon came to Europe to unite the Euroskeptic populist forces. Instead he created chaos and even betrayed his closest allies – as he did in US.
President Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland from the Danish Government, but China is already present, exploiting a commodity that the US needs: rare earth minerals. China is responsible for 97 percent of global output, and there are no viable alternatives yet.
LampedusaItaly's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has called on the migrant aid organisation Proactiva Open Arms to head for a Spanish port.
Maxime Nicolle, a leading figure of the Yellow Vest citizen movement, is said to have become a victim of "moral harassment" and "public defamation" on social networks.
BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has demanded the resumption of state reception of immigrants in the Mediterranean... with taxpayer funds.
ParisThe militarisation of space is being intensified, as an area of growing strategic importance, given that the main arms systems, beginning with nuclear weapons, depend on spatial systems.
HannoverA former Federal Armed Forces general Joachim Wundrak has accused Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) of undermining Germany's foundations.
RomeAn Italian regional administrative court (TAR) of Lazio lifted a ban on NGO migrant rescue ship Open Arms entering Italian waters on Wednesday.
RomeThe ship Ocean Viking cruising off Libya has taken another 105 Africans on board. The new arrivals are, according to information from the AFP news agency, exclusively men. Most of them come from Sudan.
An ongoing Bulgarian legal circus is threatening Europe’s energy diversity.