Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Maybe Murders

People sometimes ask me whether I have dealt with murder in ministry. In a sense, one doesn't really deal with it, because it is usually more about burial then (it isn't the usual pastoral situation). Also, it isn't always that simple. There is manslaughter and euthanasia and negligence and so on. Which of them was murder? I have dealt with three brutal murders. What is interesting, but tragic of course, is the "maybe" murders. One man hit his head when he fell on a hike -- or did he? One woman hit a table when she fell at home -- or did she? One of these cases remained undecided (I think), and in the other case, murder was ruled out. OBSERVATION: And then there is attempted murder.

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