How Can Murder Be Easier Than Divorce?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by DesertEagle, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. DesertEagle, Jul 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013

    DesertEagle macrumors 6502a

    DesertEagle

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Location:
    /home @ 127.0.0.1
    #1
    Julia Charlene Merfeld told an undercover police detective posing as a hitman that killing her husband would be easier than divorcing him.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50150507n

    It's already obvious what should be easier. The real question at hand is why someone would find it easier or better to kill one's spouse than to file for divorce.
     
  2. tshrimp macrumors 6502

    tshrimp

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #3
    Perhaps I misunderstand, but are you seriously suggesting that the question in the title of this thread is worth discussing?
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    #4
    Criminals frequently believe that law-breaking is easier than law-following, regardless of which law is involved. Shocking to some, perhaps.
     
  5. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    the faraway towns
    #5
    Marriage should be like Thunderdome: two spouses enter, one spouse leaves...
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #6
    My thoughts exactly, and my thanks to Shrink who has phrased his question impressively courteously.

    I'm not even sure I understand what you are trying to say here.
     
  7. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #7
    Sadly, I told my wife that if she were done with me, I would prefer it that way.
     
  8. bradl macrumors 68040

    bradl

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    #8
    That is just as sad as the situation in the linked article.

    Emotionally, I know where you're coming from, but still, very dark and deeply cynical. I would hope that if married, like my wife and I are, people would fight like hell to keep their marriage. No doubt you and yours would, too.

    I would say more, but I'd rather head out for time with my wife and family. So, bye! :)

    BL.
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    #9
    The action of killing is easier than divorce, but the consequences are not.
     
  10. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #10
    Is it possible that we have become so frighteningly desensitized that discussing killing someone has become casual discussion around an absurd premise?
     
  11. DesertEagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

    DesertEagle

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Location:
    /home @ 127.0.0.1
    #11
    Nah, the real question of mine is why someone can even think that murder is better than divorce.
     
  12. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #12
    Oh, well, that's really a vast improvement.
     
  13. DesertEagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

    DesertEagle

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Location:
    /home @ 127.0.0.1
    #13
    Ok, I'll alter the post then.
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

    thekev

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    #14
    That's because no one has referenced Mel Gibson in a long time.
     
  15. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    #15
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    #16
    It's for the best. Prepares us for the Zombie Apocalypse.
     
  17. skottichan macrumors 6502a

    skottichan

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #17
    My current GF is like, "Breaking up is like launching a nuke, and I refuse to turn the second key".
     
  18. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #18
    I wonder why she tried to hire someone to do it for her? The correct method is explained perfectly clearly in Double Indemnity:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036775/?ref_=sr_1
     
  19. localoid macrumors 68020

    localoid

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Location:
    America's Third World
    #19
    It's got a good beat and you can dance to it...

    I searched YouTube but couldn't find the Gregory Brothers' auto-tuned version of the video...

    Anyone have a link?
     
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #20
    Can't comment, never met the guy.

    However, there are some people you meet and end up thinking it is time to buy that "Sometimes you have to pour some bleach in the gene pool" t-shirt.

    And if you met Mel Gibson a couple-few years ago, you'd probably be thinking it about him.
     
  21. Andeavor macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    #21
    Killing people used to be much more casual than going to court with them. The killers may have been put on trial back then as well but the fact is, nothing much has changed morally.
     
  22. ValSalva macrumors 68040

    ValSalva

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Location:
    Burpelson AFB
    #22
    The answer to this question is yes only for sociopaths, and even most of them won't realistically consider it. Unfortunately this has always been the case. For the vast majority of people the taking of another life is incomprehensible and unthinkable.
     
  23. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #23
    I'm not disagreeing with your observation.

    I am talking about us, here on MR...discussing this absurd premise, not attitudes and actions from the past.
     
  24. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #24
    I don't see the premise as absurd as much as it is obvious: criminal minds sometimes seek criminal solutions to problems.

    A recent example is Aaron Hernandez, the former tight-end of the New England Patriots. He (IMO) is the epitome of a criminal mind. It's somewhat understandable if you are desperate and poor that resorting to crime could seem like one's only solution. However, Hernandez is in the prime of a sports career and recently signed a 40 million dollar contract. Yet despite that success he still finds it preferable to (allegedly) murder an acquaintance, rather than work out this issue in a less violent way.

    Criminal mentalities exist. And for whatever reason these people chose to act out criminally when other avenues are open to them.

    In other breaking news ...
     
  25. Technarchy macrumors 603

    Technarchy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    #25
    Money...divorce gets ugliest over money.
     

Share This Page