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Debate Score:225
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Total Votes:350
Ended:02/04/09
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If your spouse committed murder and he or she confided in you, would you turn them in?

Yes

Side Score: 86
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No

Side Score: 139
Winning Side!
3 points

I would say that most likely I would turn my husband in because a murderer is not who I wanted to marry. And also, if my husband killed someone else, who knows if his next attack will be on me. Obviously he is messed up in the head if he committed murder and thats not who I want to spend the rest of my life with.

Side: yes
1 point

Very good point where you said "a murderer is not who I wanted to marry."

Side: yes
moosh2009(11) Disputed
-1 points

I disagree. Many people make mistakes and there are a million different situations that a murder could be. It doesnt mean they are messed up in the head, and if he loves you than he wont attack you. Thats not what love is.

Side: No
marvelco(16) Disputed
2 points

How many mistakes does it take to screw your life up? Just ONE!!! Love has nothing to do with this. Pack your bags and get out of that house because your very spouse can hold you accountable as an accomplice.

Side: yes
JakeJ(3255) Disputed
0 points

"there are a million different situations that a murder could be."

Like what? Are you saying that a situation could excuse murder? If it was a situation where you killed sombody to defent yourself, that would not be murder.

Side: yes
3 points

Even though people make mistakes, a murder is always commited with the best of intentions to kill. It can't possibly be a mistake if I stab some one in the leg with a sharp object, and say that it wasn't my intention to make him bleed.

My point is that I wouldn't want to live under the same roof with a woman that could possibly be schizophrenic.

Side: yes
3 points

I would definitely turn him in, because I would be afraid of my life ending. They will get caught sooner or later and if it comes out that I withheld information then I can end up in jail. Even though I love this man I couldn't risk my life and my family for a crime he committed. He should be punished for what he did.

Side: yes
2 points

Yes I would be happy and relieved to turn my spouse in for murder. Killing someone is the one number one crime in this world. I don't want to stay married to a crazy woman who commits murder. I wouldn't feel safe if we have children in the house or sleeping next to her. I wouldn't be able to sleep or think right for months, maybe years.

Side: yes
2 points

I would turn him in because he murdered someone. Don't get me worng I would try to persuade him first to turn himself in but if that didn't happen I would have to take reponsiblity for him. Plus I wouldn't want to feel the guilt of always knowing that I didn't turn that murder in. If he truly loved me I wouldn't have killed someone.

Side: No
1 point

I would turn my spouse in if they told me they committed murder. Weather it was by accident or on purpose. If it was an accident than the police will figure that out. For example, what if my spouse murdered your spouse. Wouldn’t you want to know who killed him/her? I would, I wouldn’t allow my self to rest until I knew. Sometimes in life their is more to worry about than yourself.

Side: yes
1 point

i agree. If it was an accident they have nothing to feel guilty about as long as they are honest and do the right thing. If they did it on purpose... they can go to jail

Side: yes
cherie(27) Disputed
1 point

Alot of innocent poeple are sitting in our prison system today so we can't always depend on the police to determine if it was an accident or not, althoough I do agree with the need to know who murdered your loved one its hard to answer this question when you don't know the circumstances, sometimes you have to kill a person or people but I don't think that is reason enough to rot away in our prison system my man would only commit murder if he had to but no I would never turn him in for it, but if he is killing for fun or just to do it because he got too angry or something in that nature then not only should you report him but you need to be far away from him,

Side: No
1 point

I say yes i would because no matter what nothing should make you kill any one, How are you going to kill someone and say it was a mistake.thats not right I dont care what nobody say if it was a mistake or what.

Side: yes
1 point

I put my argument on the side saying "yes" but in reality it really depends in my opinion. If my husband killed someone in self-defense, I'd rather them kill the person than my husband die, but if he just killed someone for no reason I probably would turn him in because love may be strong but it can also be blind. I would not want to be married to a murderer because what if one day he decided to kill me?

Side: yes
1 point

I would turn in my spouse because i don't want to live with someone that have commit a murder. If you don't turn him/her in you would not live your life as peaceful as you want too because you going to have more problems in the future if you don't.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, if the person I loved and lived with murdered someone then I would definitely turn them in. Murder is premeditated and intentional so you never know if later on down the line they will turn on you.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, because who knows if they will turn on you and than one night that you less expect it they will try to kill you because its on their mind that you know the truth and the truth cant get out and they need to get rid of all types of clues even of those they love just incase they try to talk to someone.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes definately i will turn him in to the police because he has commited a murder and its a sin. Maybe if he gets arrested,he can feel guilty for what he has done and try not to repeat it again. And also how can i trust a murderer?He can even be telling a lie to me and maybe can kill me for someone else in the future.so Just by confiding to me does not make him clean and innocent.

Side: yes
balexandert(14) Disputed
1 point

You say its a sin so obviously you believe in God and respect the commandments given to moses on mount sinai. But you contradict yourself by breaking the holy matrimony you experienced with your life so technically thats a sin. You sin either way so it really comes down to if you love your wife.

Side: No
1 point

i would turn in my wife because its wrong to kill someone. it could have been an accident but it was still wrong and besides the police are going to find out who killed that person but i don't want her to leave me for a long period of time so i would tell but then again i wouldn't.

Side: yes
1 point

The murders of a person is a crime that cant be overlook, to sleep next to a person who has commited this crime, and you knowing about makes you as much responsible as that persons.

Side: yes
1 point

I would turn him in becasue it is wrong for any reason to kill someone. If he can kill one person what says that he will not kill me? Everyone wants to know what happened to their loved ones and that would give them the peace that the person that did it was paying for what he did. Love is not worth the risk of you getting caught for not telling what you know.

Side: yes

I would turn them in. To murder someone takes a weapon, a beating, or something harmful. Anyone who would be willing to end a life and put forth effort knowing the consequences should not get away with murder. Think about the other half as well, the life that was ended more than likely has family, friends, and a life. If you were one who was hurt from that side you would want to have justice and put the killer in prison for hurting your loved one. Even if you love the person you should think about the whole picture. Do you really want the person you live with and have relations with to be a murderer? Plus, if he commited murder what makes you so sure he wouldn't do the same to you.

Side: yes
1 point

Its kinda both yes and no, but mostly yes because i wouldn't want one of my spouse that has committed murder in my house or anywhere near my loved ones even though it was an accident. It would still cause problem to everyone. I would likely turn him in unless he moves out of state, anywhere away from Texas I'm fine with it.

Side: yes

I would definately turned them in even if it hurst me. Any person that commits a murder should not get away with it because if they did it once they can do it again so it dangerous to have them out in the enviroment. Also, if i dont turn her in how do i know that later on in life i might be a victim.

Side: yes
1 point

Well I understand some people are crazy in love, but for me that would be to crazy. Taking another persons life is never the solution or acceptable. Who knows if her next move is not towards me, who knows? If she was crazy enough to do it once, she is crazy enough to do it again.

Side: yes

Im all about the no snitching saying but when it comes to murder thats when the line is drawn. Yea at first I probably wouldn't do anything about it. Then I think about there is few reasons why someone would be drove to kill but I don't think the act should be committed. In saying that i would turn my wife in if she ever killed somebody.

Side: yes
1 point

I would turn her in because I think that she dont have no right to take away someones life, thats god's decision. The reason that I would turn her in is because she would be a dangerous person for me because if she did it once she could do it twice.

Side: No
1 point

Murder under any circumstance is not right. A person who commits the act knows the consequences, and they know that they are guilty. I wouldn't be able to look at my spouse the same ever again. I would not be able to live with the secret of a murder.

So yea, i would turn them in.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, i would turn them in to the cops, because i wouldn't want my kids looking up to a murderer. The kid's are going to believe that its okay to murder another human just for the fact that they're mom has done it, and no one wants they're kids running around with that kind of mentality. Its not right for someone to be free after they committed a crime that big.

Side: yes
1 point

I would turn my husband in because that's just plain wrong. I would explain "How would you feel if somebody killed a family member or a close friend? Would you want them to be punished?" So for doing a wrong and to become better you have to take your consequence's.

Side: yes
1 point

I would turn them in because murder is a crime; whether they meant to do it or not, they still did it. Although that person is my husband, I would turn them in. Murder is not something that you play around with, but is something that people take very seriously. I know that in some cases, murder can be well thought out, but in others it is something you do at the "drop of a hat." If I found out that my husband had killed somebody, whether that person was someone I knew or not, I would still turn him in to the police but I wouldn't give record that it was me that snitched on him. I would just leave it as an anonymous person and then secretly help the police capture him.

Side: yes
1 point

I would turn them in, because that is just crazy. Why would you ever kill somebody? Whoever would do that shall be punished for their crime, I don't care who you are to me, or what you mean to me I would definitely turn you in. If you help that person you may also go to jail for the crime as well, and I'm not going to jail.

Side: yes
1 point

I would have to say yes. She committed murder, a thing that can get you in major trouble, even if you're an accompalice. I don't care what the reason was, it could have been accidental, there could have been someone trying to attack her, or whatever, she killed someone. The second she tells me, I wil call the police, just in case she either goes on another killing spree or decides to kill me

Side: yes
1 point

If my husband murder someone I will turn him in , because is a crime and for every act, I have learn that there is a consequence for everything. And he will have to pay for the consequences of committing a crime.

Side: yes
1 point

Killing someone is wrong no matter what. If you kill someone then i think you should do the right thing and turn yourself in, instead of waiting and wondering if someone else would turn you in. I know it would be difficult for me to turn in my wife, but they commited a horrible crime and they should pay for it. No one is above the law basicly.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, I would turn my spouse in. Who is to say that if they killed once that they wont kill again. Who is to say that you aren't there next target. If they were to ever become paranoid about being caught they might just blow out your brains because paranoia makes you do crazy things. It would be hard to turn them in because you have a deep connection with your spouse but it's something you have to do for your own safety.

Side: yes
1 point

I would turn my spouse in if they committed murder. I would not want my wife to turn on me and kill me. If I found out that she had killed someone I would be gone. You can't love a person if they are not the person that you fell in love with. And I wouldn't fall in love with a murderer.

Side: yes
1 point

I feel like if I was married to someone and he confessed to me that he had murdered someone and it was just the two of us, no kids, I'd side with him and help him cover. But if we had children, which is more likely than not, I would put their safety first. And if my husband was a good husband and father, he would understand the need to protect them and turn himself in.

Side: No

I would turn them in whether it was self-defense or an act of rage. If it was self-defense they would most likely get away with it but if it were an act of rage I would not want to spend the rest of my life with that person. My conscience would eat at me and I could not live knowing that there's a family that is mourning because of my spouse's actions.

Side: yes
1 point

I would say yes to that because my wife would be a murderer. A murderer as a spouse is not the happiest life you can bring upon your self, knowing that everyday you would have so much stress about when the cops might break in and take you for affiliating with a crime scene or even if your own life is in danger. So from these reasons I would turn my spouse in.

Side: yes
1 point

HECK YES, I would turn her in with the QUICKNESS because if she did something like that then she is a little Crazy, loCo,insane in the brain, and Im not Trying to be her next victim. A murder is a murder and its illegal and not right.

Side: yes
1 point

I would say that i would turn them in because i don't think that's right, killing someone and getting away with it, and also i wouldn't want to be next to a murderer on my bed.

Side: yes
0 points

If I had to come down to a decision, I would lean towards having to turn in my spouse in (barring a conversation with her), and here’s why. I don’t know what she would be thinking when had this happen. An act of that magnitude would really require someone to get professional help to ask the question: “What was going through your mind while committing murder?”

My spouse and I would have to talk about the whole thing first; really go through all the events that took place in line for this event to occur. Then after our talk, we’d have to talk with her family, as well as mine, because I would want the decision on turning her in be decided on our collectively family as a whole. During that conversation, I’m hoping to get a really thorough answer from her on how everything took place. And also another thing; you wouldn’t want to be around the type of people that would do such a thing, but there can be case where you’d have to consider their reasons and conclude if there’d be a possible offer of a second chance.

Side: yes
0 points

I would definitely turn them in. If my spouse committed murder and confided in me, it would most likely be because they couldn't face the guilt alone. By telling me about the murder, they are being selfish because they are making me face the same guilt they are facing by putting me in that situation. He should have thought about the consequences before he committed murder...

Side: yes
0 points

I would definetly turned her in. No matter what, it is murder. Nobody should commit murder, and plus she might be crazy and kill me, or kill someone else. I would have to live scared in my own house, because of her killing. because if I don't turn her in, someone eventually would find out about it, and I could be arrested too because of not telling. But it would be sad because she's your spouse, and you love her, so I rather preffer her never telling anyone, that makes my life easier.

Side: yes
0 points

I think it depends on what really happened. If my spouse committed murder just for the fun of it, then i would because i would not know if my spouse would have the intentions of murdering me.

Side: yes
0 points

Yes I would. Nobody should get away with murder. Not that I would ever marrie sombody that would muder anyone. But that's beside the point.

Side: yes

All I want to say to the spouses of the people on this side of the debate, "Don't confide in your spouse and tell them that you killed somebody; they'll turn you in! And if they find out on their own, take them out before they turn you in!" ;)

Side: No
0 points

As an ambitious, young person wanting to become a lawful, successful, homicide detective, I would not be lenient with any murderer in my midst.

Hopefully, the murder wouldn't be the result of a pleasure/malicious-kill, so that the sentencing won't be as harsh, but nonetheless, all murderers must be tried. After all, hopefully my spouse will understand that having to live in hiding is basically the same as being in prison except much worse since there would be little chance for parole since they will have to live with the guilt and/or the fear of being caught for the rest of their lives.

Side: yes
0 points

If this happen to my spouse I would turn him in right away because I know what he'd done is wrong.I don't care if that was a mistake,still he shouldn't murder people. I'll still love him and scared at the same time to be around him because I know now he might become a killer.I mean his already one.

Side: No
0 points

It all depends on the severity of the kill. Ofcourse I would be empathetic towards my husband and want him free, but if I knew it was a malicious deed instead of self defense, or to defend his family or belongings I would probably leave and want nothong to do with it.

Side: yes
0 points

After watching many episodes of COPS and Cold Case Files; the individual that is always involved with the murderer and or is an acomplice is always caught. I dont want to be the acomplice and be caught. Plus, if my spouse killed someone, she would be too crazy for me so therefore I would break up with her.

Side: yes
0 points

If my spouse committed murder I would have to turn them in, because I don’t think I could go on with life knowing that they've murdered someone. The relationship wouldn’t be the same it would change because now you view the person as somebody else, you don’t see them as your spouse any more, you just see them as a bad person, and they could be crazy enough to do something to you.

Side: yes
0 points

Eventhough it would be hard, I'd treat them like everyone else. It would take me a long while to choose, but my final decision would end up turning them in. I'd hate to live my life knowing that I didn't make the right decision.

Side: yes
0 points

In this situation it depends whether you knew the victim or if it was a stranger. If my husband killed a random stranger, then YES I would definitely turn him in because that considers him a psycho and what if he kills me too. But if he killed a person that I knew and that was harming us then I would think about it. It’s most likely that I would turn him in just because I would be afraid to leave with a person like that, and also what if he thinks I will say something and kills me too.

Side: yes
-1 points

I would say yes to some circumstances I would say yes but for others it would be a no I will not turn them in. I feel that if my spouse killed a person out of self defense or out of defense for another person then no I wouldn’t turn them in. Another circumstance would be if they killed a person for killing someone or something like I that, then no I wouldn’t turn them in. If they killed cold heartedly like rape, for money, objects and or just a pure disliking or a person then yes I would turn them in because someone that’s that cold could kill me.

Side: yes
2 points

I would help them get away with it. Clean the scene. Confuse the police of any clues. They say love makes us do crazy things. So no, I would not turn them in. No matter what the situation was for the reason of the murder. If it was self defense or just plain curiosity to kill I would help them get away with it. We all do things we end up regretting. But if it was my wife then I would help her get away with it. Move to Mexico or go somewhere far away. Its not right to kill someone. But if it was someone I loved that was the killer I couldn’t turn them in I would have to get them free. Even if it meant doing everything in my power to bust them out of prison I would do it.

Side: No
2 points

If my spouse committed murder I wouldn’t turn him in. I would have open ears and listen to him as long as I can. You don’t turn away someone you love. I cant live my life without the person I love. I wouldn’t tell anyone. If he goes down then I go down, and I don’t want to go down.

Side: No
2 points

It all depends on the method that she killed the person. If my spose just shot a person and ran away I would more then likely keep it to myself. But if she did some Texas chainsaw type of activtys I would wait until she fell asleep then call the police.That would be the intelligent thing to do.

Side: No
2 points

I will not turn my husband in because there must be a reason that he committed a murder, maybe to protect the family.

But what ever reason of the murder is, I will be on his side and protect him.

Because there will be some days that I will also be needing his help.

Side: No
1 point

Absolutely not. People make mistakes; I know, I make plenty of them. One thing that I have learned through someone very important is you ALWAYS stick by the one you love. I would not turn him into the authorities. He made a mistake which he will learn from. If you made that one mistake and you know it will never happen again, you would not want him to turn you in. You need to stick by each other through the ups and the downs. Love is stronger than that.

Side: No
1 point

I don't think that I would turn her in. Because people do make mistakes, and I also think that if your able to committ murder then you had to have a good enough reason to do so. If its the person that you love, then you should know what kind of person they are. Therefore know if she had a reason for the crime or is just crazy.

Side: No
1 point

It all depends on what reason it was for. For example if someone was trying to steal our lives and/or identities then i wouldn't, but if it was for no apparent reason like she "shanked" somebody for looking at her wrong then i would have to. Most likely i wouldn't because it's your spouse and your supposed to be there for them no matter what the situation is.

Side: No

If my spouse committed murder I wouldn't turn him in, because when you get married you promise to stay by your spouse no matter what. Plus, without my husband it would probably be harder for me to pay all the bills. The only reason I would turn him in would be if he just killed that person for no reason. In that case I would turn him in, because that means he could, just as easily, one day decide he wants to kill me and my life is more important then having someone to pay the bills.

Side: No
1 point

If my wife was to commit murder and told me about it. I wouldnt turn her in because if you really love her then you would have her back through anything good or bad.

Side: No
balexandert(14) Disputed
2 points

Would you be okay with it if she was going to kill you?

Side: yes
1 point

More than likely I would not turn in my spouse, because there is that love that binds us together. But on the flip side, if it was just down right cold blooded murder, yes I would turn them in.

Side: No
1 point

If my spouse told me she had committed a murder I wouldn't turn her into the authorities. The reason I won't turn her in is because when I married her my promise was to protect and love her with my life. In my eyes if I decide to turn her in that would be breaking the promise and showing that I'm against her like everyone else. It would be hard for me to see my spouse in prison since I'm so used to seeing her everyday a free person instead behind bars over a mistake. So I rather not see my spouse going through the whole prison behind bars type of thing.

Side: No
1 point

Love is much greater then any mistake. I know things happen but my wife will be able to confide in me no matter what goes wrong. I made a commitment to stay whit her through rough times and I will. Murder is a unforgivable mistake but love is not.

Side: No
1 point

No, I would not turn my husband in if he commited murder I would listen to his story because maybe it wasn't intentional and even if it was or not I still wouldn't. It would be tough not to tell and I'm pretty sure i would be in shock for awhile, but when you love someone you do crazy things for that person and if he were to go down then i guess I'd be the one to go down with him. I know it would probably ruin me, but I'd risk it all for him.

Side: No
1 point

Well I definitely would stick by my vows of marriage through the good times and the bad but I mean some people get married without truly knowing who the person is. Hmmm that is a hard one. Well if I truly loved this person I would not turn them in because, I mean I made a promise to them that they could turn to me for help in thick and thin till death do us part. But there are divorces that happen all the time because for whatever reason, but I don't know this is a toughy.

Side: No
1 point

If my spouse committed murder would I turn her in? I don’t think I would turn her in if I really loved her. It all depends on if I had strong feelings for the person. Since we were married I don’t think it would be right for me to turn her in to the police. Although, I can lean her towards turning herself in, if I knew it wasn’t right for what she did.

Side: No
1 point

Of course not! Absolutely not! Its something that happened, a mistake she made, and something she would definitely learn from. She was strong enough to tell me about it, something not a lot of people of would done. I'm pretty sure that's not easy for someone to do. Anyone else would of just kept to themselves and not tell anyone. If that were to ever happen, which I strongly doubt, I would definitely support her and be with her, no matter what!

Side: No
1 point

No. I couldn't imagine turning on my spouse like that. I know if i were to do something like that she will be right there next to me not saying a word. Plus if she were to kill someone it would be for a good reason.

Side: No
1 point

Speaking of this matter and actually experiencing it is two different things. But I believe that I wouldn't turn my spouse in. If he put his trust in me to tell me something so severe then I am not going to deceive him; I am going to stand by him and support him. However, I would sit down with him and try to find out all the details and what happened. Hopefully, my spouse realizes that he made a big mistake and won't commit the same crime again.

Side: No
1 point

As human beings, we are selfish and have been fabricated with a survival mechanism that tell is to do whatever whenever to protect the ones that we love. I would do everything in my power to protect my love, even if that means taking this horrible secret to the grave.

Side: No
1 point

No, I do not think i would turn them in. My response is only based on accidental murder. If they would like to confess and no longer feel the guilt, then they can do it themselves. Of course it makes me see them a little differently depending on the situation of why they committed murder to begin with. I mean if they committed murder on purpose just because they wanted to, i don't think they would be my spouse anymore. Who's to say they wouldn't come after me one day out of rage?

Side: No
1 point

I mean its a hard choice but if I had to I wouldn't turn them in, because even though i know murder is bad I still love them enough not to turn them in. I just feel like I wouldn't be able to look at them in the same way again. Because to know that he killed a human being for whatever reason is still unacceptable. I mean I could kind of understand if they were getting mugged and in self defense he killed the mugger so that he would live then thats fine. I just don't know if I would be able to look at them with the same love in my eyes if they murdered someone in cold blood just because they didn't like that person

Side: No
1 point

I would not turn my husband in. However if the police came and questioned me I would tell them he did it. I say this because everyone does something in their lives that they don’t approve of. Murder is a big deal and I think that no one should get away with it, but I would help in bringing my husband in.

Side: No
1 point

I wouldn’t be in a situation like this to began with. Because my spouse wouldn't be someone that would brake the law. But if some how she just had the urge to brake the law and told me about it I would first help here clean up the scene or find a place to hide what she took if that’s the case. I mean when you have a spouse there your spouse because you love them and love is the strongest thing in the world. Love makes people do things they wouldn’t normally do.

Side: No
1 point

No, I mean I know that it might be wrong but come on thats your spouse. You guys are suppose to be in a oneness with each other which is kinda saying you would turn yourself in for committing a murder. And of course I would tell her not to do it again and teach her if she doesn't know better.

Side: No
1 point

I really don't know because i think it depends on who she murdered and how it happened. If it was self defense then no I wouldn't tell the police, but if she just went crazy and murdered someone then yes i would tell the police.

Side: No
1 point

I dont believe i would turn them in because of love.But i certainly would not stay with her; i would move away from her as far as i could.For the simple reason i wouldnt want to be involed with the crime, because i knew about it.

Side: No
1 point

I think it would depend for example if he commits murder to one of your family members a sister, brother, daughter, my mom and dad of course. But other wise I don’t think I would turn my husband in. I wouldn’t have the heart to turn my own husband in especially if he did it to defend himself or me. But obviously if he keeps on committing murders frequently I think I would just put him in a center of rehabilitation, because obviously there is something wrong with him either mental or he has anger management problems. But it all depends.

Side: No
1 point

If my wife committed murder and told me, I would ask her some questions. It all depends on why she committed the murder. If she committed the murder out of stupid reasons like the lady wore the same outfit as me, then yes I would turn her in. I wouldn't want some over the top crazy person sleeping next to me or taking care of my children. I would turn her to an asylum, that’s where I would turn her in. But to be honest if it was out of a grudge, or she was some super spy and someone saw her, or the person she killed was a bad person: selfish, greedy, and cynical. Then no I would not turn my wife in, I would help the situation in every possible way that I could.

Side: No
1 point

You should know the type of person you gave your heart to. You know whether you married a selfish murderer. I would never marry someone like that. i would know it was a complete selfless act, to protect herself or someone she loved. People make mistakes, and life goes on. On the other hand if it was a selfish act like revenge or for personal gain, i would have to consider it. For no good, honest person could do that. It would change my total perspective on the person. I'd first go to my best friends for their opinions before authorities, thats who i trust the most, and their opinions matter most to me.

Side: No
1 point

No I would not turn them in, because it would be to weird for me to turn them in to the police. I would probably wouldn't tell anybody. I would hope that the police catch them but I would not say anything. I would tell them to turn their self in.

Side: No
1 point

I wouldn't turn in my spouse. The fact is that you have committed your life in the good and the bad times to this person. And you dont know that it wasn't in accident and how many times have you heard stories on the news of people coming out of jail for a crime that 30 years later because they found evidence proved that they were not guilty.

Side: No
1 point

Well it all pretty much depends....Like if she killed someone that deserved it well it would still be scary to sleep with them so this a maybe / maybe not situation... So yeah im not to sure

Side: No
1 point

No. I wouldn't be able to turn them in. If you truly love someone you would do anything to help them. Especially if it was an accident.

Though, if he killed some one just because he felt like killing somone it may be a little different, because I wouldnt want him to go nuts and kill me too.

Side: No
1 point

Iy would be very hard to turn your own spouse in, especially if you really love them and truly care for them. If my wife were to kill somebody, then I would do whatever it takes to hide what she did. Imagine how you would feel when your wife is in jail, and your at home alone missing her and theres nothing you can do about it. Thats something most people dont want to go through.

Side: No
1 point

It would be very hard to turn your own spouse in, especially if you really love them and truly care for them. If my wife were to kill somebody, then I would do whatever it takes to hide what she did. Imagine how you would feel when your wife is in jail, and your at home alone missing her and theres nothing you can do about it. Thats something most people dont want to go through.

Side: No
1 point

If my Husband committed a murder and told me i would probably not turn him. To me, If he committed the murder for self-defense then of course I'll do whatever i can to help him not get thrown in jail. but it all depends on who he murder. i might be scared to know that if he was trying to kill me than i would probably just divorce him and just start my life completely over again. But, another than that I'm willing to stick by his sides and stick to my vows, through good times and bad times. and if this means that i have to take this to keep this away from people and help then so be it.

Side: No
1 point

If my spouse committed murder I would not turn him in. I would do the exact opposite I will help him hide all evidence if any, I will move if we had to, and I will never bring it up to his attention again. If my husband killed someone, he knew what he was doing, so there or it was for a cost. It would be hard for me to turn in the one I love.

Side: No
1 point

No. I would not turn my spouse in. I would try to convince him to do the right thing and turn his own self in. But i dont see it as my place to go and turn him in. but it also depends on the reason behind him killing someone. it just cant be some random killing because i would turn him in for that for the fact that i would think that i would be next to get killed.

Side: No
1 point

I would snitch on my lady because why would I want to be alone like anonymous english 4 teachers. I feel that it would not be just for me to turn in my wife when she is responsible for her own actions. If she can get away with it, its not my fault. It all depends on how she killed the person, self defense, or just plain insanity it all depends on the situation. I believe if she kills some random bum or my sister then there would be a decision that has to be made. I wouldn't snitch unless i felt it was the best thing for THEM and not just cause of my fear. Once i feel like im in danger then i will take action.

Side: No
1 point

well i think it all depends on who they killed and why they killed that person but i really wouldnt help them get away or anything but i would just give them some advise. and if they get cought then so be it.

Side: No
1 point

If my husband committed murder I wouldn't turn them in because I know he must have had a good reason to do it. Everybody makes mistakes in this world and this would be a wrong decision he took. I love him and I feel that in love we should be by your partner throught the thick and thin no matter what. I wouldn't want my husband to be in jail.

Side: No
1 point

No, I wouldn't turn my spouse in I would just be like. You told me I had know part in it. And we are just going to go our separate ways. But truthfully I wouldn't want to know in the first place.

Side: No
1 point

No I would not turn in my spouse because when you get married you promise to be there for eachother through good or through worse and I would anything to help her but, don't get me wrong though if my spouse were to get caught I will not go down with her because most likley I would have a family to take care of and would not leave them for anything.

Side: No
1 point

No way,

That's even better than a prenup :)

her: "I'm leaving you and taking half your shit."

me: "Hope you like prison b*^#h"

Side: No

Nahh, people deserve second chances. I would just let it be, lay low, but if they did it again, then I would turn them in.

Side: No
1 point

I wouldnt have it in me to turn the one that I love in because love makes you do crazy things, even if it means protecting them from the law. So, I would have to say no.

Side: No
1 point

No, because when you are geting married to someone and he say do you vowe to stay with this person through the good and the bad.And you say yes then you should be a person of your word and not turn against your spouse.

Side: No
1 point

I would not turn my spouse into the authorities if they had committed murder, because even if they did I'm sure it had to be out of defense or for good reason. I would have to contemplate to myself on whether or not they did the "right" thing for quite sometime I'm sure, but ultimately I would disregard the incident. The only reason I would turn them in would be for my safety. If I thought that my life was actually in jeopardy then I would absolutely call the federalies.

Side: No

"If your spouse committed murder and he or she confided in you, would you turn them in?"

I would not want to betray my wife if she didn't commit it unintentionally. When she tells me a complete story that she was at the scene and just had left evidence that she was there, I would try to gather all the facts to show that she was not responsible for the death. If she did do the murder on intentions of gaining something or just felt like killing someone, then I would find out more facts about the incident and turn her in.

Side: No
1 point

I really dont have an exact yes or no answer to this question depending on the situation. If It really got all out of hand and the police new it was my man that did it and they got all the evidence and witnesses that prove it was him that convicted the crime then yes I would turn him in. If they know its him then its just a matter of time.

Side: No
0 points

I dont think i could turn my spouse in, or my family and friends if they committed a murder because those people are way to close to me and i couldnt picture my life without any of them. Why would anyone send away someone they love, i think that is wong especialy if you live with the person.

Side: No
0 points

I wouldnt turn her in becuase she is my wife. She made a mistake that we can get over it. If she trusted me by telling me what she did then I couldn't do that to her.

Side: No

If my wife confided in me than I wouldn't betray her trust. She trusted me to support and help her and I would. I would be extremely angry and maybe even divorce her depending on what type of murder whether it be like a self defence murder or she just thought it would be fun.

Side: No
0 points

No I wouldn't tell on him because you never know what the reason might be for him to kill that person or it could have been for self defense for all we know and if the people come question me about anything I DON'T KNOW NOTHING.....he have my trust and I wouldn't let him down for no reason plus his secret is safe with me...

Side: No
0 points

No, i would not turn in my spouse of he committed murder. When two people get married they make a promise to each other to stick by each other for better or for worse. You cant turn your back on your spouse, the one you love. Then again if he turns out to be a serial killer, goes on a killing spree and murders many of people, then i would turn him in to protect other people from his twisted mind.

Side: No
0 points

No way, Marriage (in my eyes) is supposed to be a Bond/Partnership.

Not that I'm calling anyone who would turn his or her spouse in to police

A “Snitch” or a rat, but If my wife where to kill someone,'

I wouldnt hesitate to flex the 5th amendment! Murder Is a heavy offense

But Remember, when you say “I DO”, you’re basically inviting the person

You’re marrying into the Family. So ask yourself... would YOU turn in FAMILY??

If so, join the police force. If not, kudos! (I would still divorce the crazy chick though!)

Side: No
0 points

As bad as it may sound or seem I would want so bad to turn my spouse in, but because of where I grew up and my past, I couldn’t. Like the old gang quote, “Snitches get stitches”, for me that quote is true, but to a certain degree. Where I’m from, turning in anyone from your hood, block, city, crew, etc. would be just the same as trying to kill one of your own family members. Once you have grown up for your entire life living this way and dealing with things like this, it is so hard to stray away from it and some what scary as well. You never know who is watching, listening, or hear about all you do, so you always have to watch what you say and do. If my spouse were to tell me they have committed a murder, I would keep my mouth close, but I’m not stupid. If the police, FBI, or any other authority as such came to me, called me in or questioned me, I would sing like a Canary. Everything I was told I would tell them, yes with hesitation because I know I have just crossed my hood, block, city, crew, etc. but honestly I just can’t take the fact of going down over their stupidity.

Side: yes
0 points

If my spouse was to commit murder i wouldn't turn him in because it's the love of your life. When you get married your supposed to be with that person through everything either good or bad.

Side: No
0 points

im on the yes and no side it depends on why they muredered the person was it for family or was it to maybe save her life, but if she did it just because she is crazy then i would turn her in for 2 reason 1im not wanting to possibly be her next victim and 2 i dont want her to kill someone else cause i dont want her to try to say that i was apart of the murder

Side: No
0 points

It really depends on what had happened, she would have to tell me the story and I would have to be able to sympathize with her and understand why she did what she did. If I truly felt that she was remorseful for what she did and I can sympathize with her about why she committed murder than maybe I could forgive her and not turn her in.

Side: No
0 points

For the most part no I wouldnt turn her in but, it really depends on the situation. If I talked to my wife and felt that she was crazy and might go do it again then yes I would turn her in. It also depends on who it was, if it was someone else who I cared alot about like a family member then I would aswell, but anything outside of those situations I would not turn her in. I would think different of her and my feelings would change.

Side: No
0 points

I wouldn't turn my wife in because I love her and married her for a reason. I would trust my wife that she killed someone for a good reason, relatively because murder is still murder. Gene hackman killed the guy her wife was cheating with.

Side: No
0 points

No I wouldn't turn in my spouse. Just because the girl that i married killed someone doesn't make them a terrible person. People make mistakes.

Side: No
0 points

I wouldn't turn them in. Because when you get married, you have taken a vow, a vow to be with that person for better or for worse, rich or poor, in sickness and in health. That is a promise made when your with the one you love for the rest of the life. I don't like breaking promises i will be there for my husband no matter what the circumstances.

Side: No
0 points

No I would not turn my husband in, because I vowed to them for sickness and health that I would be there and if they're sick mentally then I plan to be there every step of the way. Love is stronger than anything and letting that come between us will not happen. Yes, he did take someones life and it can't be given back so yes I will be mad, because he is bringing a big problem to our relationship, but it's nothing we can't overcome. What if he was killing for me? What if he was saving my life? To me love is when you give someone the power to hurt you and expect them not to. So if I know love is there I expect them not to hurt me and I know he won't.

Side: No
0 points

No I would not turn him in. I would never turn on him for any reason. When you decide to spend your life with someone else you have to be there with them not only in good but bad times as well. If anything like this was to ever happen to me I would take it to the grave with me. I know that if he was in my place he would hold me down as well.

Side: No
0 points

If my husband commit murder i would not turn him in. There must of been a real good reason why he did it. It might had been self defense or maybe it was just an accident. But there's a reason why we got married because we promised we would always be here for each other there for i wouldn't be able to turn him in and leave him by himself. So i would help him out no matter what danger i would put my life in its just love.

Side: No
0 points

If the guy was crazy in the head, then I would just divorce the guy and move on with my life and never talk to him again.

But if he came to me and told me what happened and said something along the lines of " it was in self defense! " or, if he had a reason why he had to do it, then we would talk about it, and just figure everything out. Then after everything, We'll take all of our money and valuables straight to Mexico! and drink margaritas all day.

Side: No
0 points

If my husband had committed a murder I think I would not turn him in because my feelings would be stronger that the fear of having a bad husband, I am not sure of my exact answer but I am sure that I couldn’t look at him everyday and act like nothing happened, I believe that feeling are stronger than anything and I would not like the fact that he would probably be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

Side: No
0 points

If it was the person you truly love and want to spend the rest of your life with then it’s a definitely no. People make mistakes but although it’s a major crime to murder someone I would still not turn in the person I love the most. If I plan on staying with that person I love for the rest of my life then I would stick with them and never turn them in. And if that means that I am part of that murder by not saying anything, well then so be it.

Side: No
0 points

There would only be one reason i would turn my wife in if she committed murder. That would be if she killed some one out of pure hate. Anything else, for example, self defense or trying to defend some one, no i would not turn her in.

Side: No
0 points

If my husband where to commit a murder I would most likely not turn him in. He's my husband and I'm going to be there for him for better or for worst. Yes he made a big mistake and he should pay for it I know that but i don't think I'll have the heart to turn in the man I love. We have to protect each other and be their for each other no matter how bad it is. Even if it makes me his accomplice.

Side: No
0 points

I would not turn him in unless he killed a more than one because there is no way it could be an accident more than once. I think if i loved the person enough i could hide the facts and act like it never happened.

Side: No
0 points

No, I would not turn my wife in because that's like turing your back on the one you love. Even if she does kill someone then it was probably self defense but if not then im sure it was a reason to why she killed the person. Not saying that killing someone isn't wrong but it happens everyday. It could have been a mistake and she would get many years for it so no i wouldn't turn her in. I think that if she did kill someone then it was their time ti go because god wrote everyones story along time ago so however you die is how it was suppose to be and it happened that way for a reason so i couldn't be the one to turn her in.

Side: No
0 points

No I would not because i would have taken a vow say to stick by them in sickness and health. They might be sick in the head but she would be my wife. If anything id be trying to find a way to keep her from getting caught.

Side: No
0 points

I honestly dont know, but i guess it depends on the situation realy. If it was self defence i would encourage him to tell the poloice because he cant get in trouble for it. On the other hand if it was just for his selfish reasons, whatever it may be, i probably wouldn't turn him in because i love him and i know he would do the same for me.

Side: No
-1 points

Honestly, No, I would not turn my husband in. I love him very much and I know what it feels like to be without him. Those 3 or 4 years we were apart were some of the darkest years I have ever known. I didn't think I would be happy again. When we got back together almost a year ago I finally felt hope again and since then I have been happier and more hopeful than ever. If he really did commit murder then I would more than likely help him cover it up and take care of everything for him, because thats what he would do for me. But i dont think he would be the one to commit murder unless the person did something to hurt me.

Side: No
keldiaz(18) Disputed
2 points

You could get more punishment for being a witness, so i guess you could help your spouse by not turning him in. But sooner or later both of you will be in jail (F.Y.I).

Side: yes
-3 points