Have you ever lived close to a murderer?

United States
October 6, 2009 8:00pm CST
I have been lucky and have not ever lived close to a murder. If I ever found out I had been living to a murderer it would scare me alot. It also would make me think more about my town and the people around me. I think it is very important to know who is living around you. This is for your own saftey. I also believe that there should be a neighborhood watch program in every town. This way other people are watching your back. I think it would be alot safer and help ease tention. I could not image living next to murder. I have a child and the thought and feeling of that would not be a good one.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
8 Oct 09
Your discussion reminded me of my old neighborhood. I remember seeing some shady characters or should I say suspicious looking men like on a lookout for the person living below my apartment. I don't know the person at all, but I always see some hurried and angry looking men rushing through the elevators after coming to that level the person is staying. I don't know if the person owed them money, or they are friends or what. That's what my experience was. If someone looks rather suspicious, I would have this wondrous feeling. But perhaps it was just my imagination. I've never had any murderer living near me anyway; my neighborhood at present is pretty safe.
8 Oct 09
living near a murderer is scary. i'd rather live with a ghost than a murderer because we can never tell what is on his mind.
• United States
7 Oct 09
Not exactly a murderer but a s E x offender lives a lil bit a ways. I've never personally but I have pulled up his mugshot online to warn my kids of this man if they see him to scream, run for help, & if all else fails kick him where the sun doesn't shine. As the crime he commited was in our house in the 1980's. He broke into our house & assaulted the lil ol' lady we bought our house from. Or atleast after doing the math of when it occured and what a neighbor had said he's the guy. TO me that's scarey enough even though he has no further record online since that incident but that doesn't mean anything anymore. As they just caught a serial rapist in the next county who'd been at large for 20yrs+ w/o being caught so ya never know and it's always good to watch your back.
@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Years ago, when I lived in a trailer park, I found out we had a guy who was under suspicion of murdering a waitress and then burning her body in her apartment. They could never pin the murder on him, but the cops put him in a 'boot camp ' for a year for something else, then, when we moved to another trailer park, guess what? The same creep moved in next door. I couldn't believe it. It gets worse, because he took in some professor's 16 year old kid, who, as it turns out, did murder a kid at a summer camp with a knife in Arizona. So, the murder suspect was harboring a murderer. It creeped me out, because when they would have parties, he'd get drunk and shout, "Yeah, I killed that waitress!" Yet again, the cops removed him, for harboring this kid, of course. It amazes me how some people can be arrested and then released, but it happens. It is scary, believe me.
• China
7 Oct 09
Hi, I also think so. It is very dangerous to live close to a murder, I can't imagin that. I am lucky that I didn't meet with any murder. Or another possibility is that the murders are close to me, but I don't know. Who knows that?
@Venus914 (34)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
No! I'd be horrified. I mean, i cannot sleep well if i know that information. And it scares me because i dont know our neighbors. Actually, in our village or neighborhood, nobody talks. :-) So we dont know what goes on inside the neighbors house.
• United States
7 Oct 09
i do not belive that i have lied to a murderer but in this world today you never no people go crazy no matter wat and come to think of it people on here that we all type could be murderers
@littleone3 (2065)
7 Oct 09
I knew two teenage boys that murdered a man just because he faced up to them when they jumped the queue in KFC. They starting beating him with a tree branch outside and things went too far. The sad thing is his family ended up moving away and also left his daughter who was just 2 at the time without a father. I knew them when they were children but had not seen them for a few years when the murder took place. My then boyfriend was friends with one of the boys mum and the other one was her nephew. Some years before that the step-dad was put away form murdering a woman outside a pub although it was never proved he did and it came to light that it was more than likely his friend who just happened to be an ex of mine that done it. He stabbed her in the back. His family got run out of town for it as they had to be moved for their own safety. As the woman was part of a very prominent Irish family who you are wise not to mess with this. Apart from that my town is a very safe place as we have one of the lowest crime rate in the country so I am not worried about living here.
• Tunisia
7 Oct 09
no it didnt happen,but if it will happen a day,it will not be my lucky day of course in theory it is normal and i can practise my life as usual but in the heart of action i dont know what may happen
@angeliam (206)
• China
7 Oct 09
that is a terrible experience.but i think a murderer is not that bad as we think.they may also have family.
@dodo19 (38478)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Oct 09
I've been someone lucky, because I haven't really been aware of living near a murderer. I really don't think that I'd feel real comfortable if I knew that i was living near a murderer. I'm not trying to say that I would get and move or that I'd try doing anything about it. But I'd at least very uncomfortable.
@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
Yeah, there's this guy who use to be in prison because he killed someone. He actually still lives here in our neighborhood. He has never done anything to harm anyone here in our neighbor, but my mom keeps telling me to avoid the guy.
• Mexico
7 Oct 09
If I'd know that I'd live with a murder i won't ever feel safe, i think i would move on. In the other hand it's almost impossible to know the past of your neighbours and in some cases even their names. I'm sure my neighbours are good people even if i don't know even their names, hope to be right.