Television shows are mostly junk, but I heard of a double ethical problem proposed on a detective show recently which puzzled me.
A man had committed several murders undetected. One other knew, but could prove nothing. The murderer then prepared to do it again ( thinking no one was onto him). The one who knew could not stop this either, but would have been able to prove it on him this time, and have him arrested.
But, this would have required one more death. Time was pressing and neither the victim nor the police could be warned in time. After some agonising, the other went over to his house and killed him.
The other, who had been law abiding all his life, did not tell anyone what he had done, but did not flee either. He thought he should pay somehow for his act, but as 'un bon catholique'
believed that suicide was strictly forbidden. However, he had a heart condition treated with digitalis. He simply failed to take it one day, sat in a chair, and let nature take its course. A signed confession was found next to the body the following day.
What do you reckon?