You have a best friend who has confessed a terrible secret to you. Today the man is married and has two children. He has a good family, a good life, and is a good citizen. However, 14 years earlier he killed a woman. A homeless person was accused of the crime but died before he could be tried and punished. Nothing good can come of this man’s confession. His family will suffer, and no one is at risk of being mistaken as the murder.
What would you advise him to do?