What would you do if your child confessed to a murder? Would you turn him in? Would you support him through the court process by hiring a lawyer etc. or just tell him to plead guilty and be done with it? Would it make any difference if he could get the death penalty?
Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect Austin Sigg Calm in Court Appearance - ABC NewsSigg was arrested after confessing to his mother, who then called police in Colorado so her son could turn himself in, sources said.
Investigators scoured the Westminster, Colo., home overnight where Sigg lives with his mother. FBI agents combed the backyard for clues and towed away his car.
"He was always egotistical, but I never thought he would go this far," Austin Cassie, who has known Sigg since elementary school, said. "I mean, he wasn't ever that violent of a person. He was more bark than bite."
Sigg is a student at Arapahoe Community College Littleton, Colo., according to his arrest report, where classmates said he was studying mortuary science. He took second place in a high school competition involving crime-scene investigations.
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Yes I would turn my child in. Absolutely. By keeping it secret I'm interfering in my child's opportunity at rehabilitation and at the same time commiting a crime by aiding and abetting. At least I'm assuming it would be a crime. I don't know for sure. I don't think it's the same as spousal privilege.
I would turn my child in for murder absolutely. Even with the death penalty as hard as that may be for me.
I would also help to secure a lawyer for my child so she was represented properly.
I was thinking of posting this very thing.
I would turn them in. Nothing is to be gained from keeping it hidden. At the very least they could get help if needed, and the family would have closure.
I would definitely want to hire a lawyer and make sure everything was done correctly.
I would turn them in. If my child or someone I loved was a victim, i would hope and pray that the mother of that murderer would do the same....therefor so must I.
Plus i believe in order in our society and that laws and consequences to murder make sense and are good, i don't believe I or the ones i love get to be exceptions to those rules.
It would be heart-breaking but i would do it.
Turn him in? Yes.
Pay for a lawyer? No.
No matter how you dice it, he deserves life in prison. A guilty verdict is the only justice. I could not sleep at night if my child got off while a beautiful child lost her life because of him.
I would hope that since my child knows me and my values that telling me would just be his first step in turning himself in. I would help to facilitate that.
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In the court of law, yes you need a conviction. If my child confesses the crime to me, that's enough for me. Once I know my child is guilty, what is the motive to hire an attorney when a public defender will do his/her job?Sigg was arrested after confessing to his mother, who then called police in Colorado so her son could turn himself in, sources said.
Everyone wants him to have a fair trial because (A) we wouldn't want a guilty man to go free and (B) if the trial is corrupt or in some other way unfair, it might get kicked back/overturned. All attorneys better be capable of making sure a defendant gets a fair trial.
So if I believe my child committed this crime based on his confession to me, the only justice is a guilty verdict in my mind.