If your fiance asked you to increase your life insurance-

United States
June 20, 2008 6:32pm CST
and then make him the beneficiary, would you still marry him? This question stems from a news story I heard tonight. A man got married 5 yrs ago, and is being accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon. He is a certified diver, and claims he panicked when he saw her unconscious on the ground, while diving. Then they found out he had asked his dead wife, a few months before they were married, to increase her already existing life insurance, and change him to the beneficiary. I am sorry but I dont think I would have married this man, after he asked me that. What possible reason would he do that for. How about you, wouldnt that have made you just a little suspicious?
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I like to think that i have enough self-preservation to not only NOT increase it, i would drop it all together and see what he would do. It would not have made me a little suspicious it would have made me a LOT suspecious!
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• United States
22 Jun 08
Thats what I say.
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@rpegan (596)
• United States
20 Jun 08
No way! I wouldn't have married someone if they'd ask me to do that. He might as well have had a tattoo on his head that said, "By the way, I'm going to kill you on our honeymoon. Thanks for the cash!".
• United States
21 Jun 08
I agree. I definately would have had second thoughts, and probably not have gone through with it.
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@Hatley (164195)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jul 08
If my fiance had asked me to increase my life insurance he would have got the ring back, and I wouldve said, dont let the door hit your behind on the wayout. and do have a nice day." you are asking to be murdered for your money that way for sure.I would have been more than a little suspicous, I would have been a lot suspicous, and the engagement would be terminated atonce.
• United States
6 Jul 08
Thats what I say too.
@poohgal (6847)
• Singapore
30 Jun 08
Nah. Anyway, under my country's ruling, if a married person will to die, 100% of the estate of go to spouse. If they have kids, then 50% to spouse and 50% to kids. If the person is still single, then 100% goes to parents. The only way to go against this ruling is through a will. If a man will to ask me to make him beneficiary, the first thing I'll do is to make a will and make sure he gets nothing. It's ridiculous and saddening to see people killing each other for insurances proceeds.
• United States
1 Jul 08
It seems in America it is very easy to kill your spouse and get the insurance money. It seems to be a pretty popular scam here.
• United States
23 Jun 08
The response for that request would be two words, "For what?!?" I couldn't have married this man either. Anyone asking that question seems to be up to something, and it doesn't help that she was murdered (allegedly) five years later. I hope that the police are investigating that man thoroughly.