Posted in: Moral dilemma Friday
This week’s dilemma is as follows:
You and your husband waited years before your first child came along. You went through everything in order to try to conceive.
Finally, the day comes when you realise that you’re pregnant, and you end up giving birth to a healthy baby girl.
Your baby girl is the apple of your eye, and you’d do just about anything for her.
When she’s eighteen, she gets involved with a guy who is not good for her. He doesn’t beat her or anything, but he’s a bit of a bum, and he deals drugs. She moves out, and you don’t see her for a while.
One day you see on the news that her boyfriend has been found murdered, with his head decapitated. Your daughter explains to you that on the night in question, she was at home on her own watching TV and she’s afraid that the cops wont believe her, so she asks you to provide an alibi for her, if she needs it, which you readily do because you know that whatever’s happened to her boyfriend, she had nothing to do with it.
She’s taken in for questioning, and tells the cops that she was with you on the night that her boyfriend was murdered. The cops release her, and they continue with the investigation.
One day, you’re collecting washing from her room, when you find evidence that your daughter was the person who killed her boyfriend.
What do you do? Do you go the cops and tell them that your daughter is the murderer, or do you protect your daughter, because after all, her boyfriend was scum, and it was only a matter of time before somebody killed him?
What would you do?