Originally Posted by medford
Well that's because its looking likely that he's not 100% in the clear, at least in some regards, if not down right guilty of murder.
Are you suggesting that if the police showed up at my door asking questions about a neighbor's house being broken into, and I know I didn't do it, can produce an alibi that I should stonewall the police even if I have a clue or two that could be helpful???
As a general rule of thumb, it isn't in your best interest to make a statement without consulting a lawyer and making sure your statement is completely consistent and truthful. It's probably not necessary in the case that you've outlined given that it's not a super serious offense, particularly if you have no reason to think that you'd be considered a suspect.
Murder is a whole different ball of wax and anyone who doesn't lawyer up when being questioned is certifiably crazy.