In July 2008 retired Denver executive John Beech…

In July 2008, retired Denver executive John Beech sent a check for $100,000 to a charity. It was postdated and accompanied by a sealed envelope. On the outside of the envelope it read “wait until you hear from coroner”. The charity opened the envelope anyway and found Beech’s Last Will and Testament, leaving his entire estate to the charity. It became clear Beech was planning to commit suicide. So faced with a choice, the charity director decided to keep the check and allow Beech to follow through with his planned suicide. What would you do: keep the check or contact authorities that might help prevent Beech from killing himself? This is Just-A-Minute.

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