[Grammar] Why do you have his money?

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- What the hell? Why do you have his money?
- I've stolen it.
- How much did you take?
- € 5.000.
- Have you killed him?
- No, I haven't.
The President of Ireland has opened a new stadium in Dublin. It cost plenty of money but it was worth it. Ireland has played the first match here against the Netherlands. The hosts won 2-1.
Is everything OK?
 
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What is your question?
 

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My question is, whether the tenses, which I used are correct.
 

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You should write your question in the original post.
 

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It's there in the OP, but I'm not surprised you missed it because of the congested format.

Is everything OK?

Gunner, whatever colour you were trying to use, please don't; black is just fine.
 

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All right. But the present perfect shows the result of this action, doesn't it? I want to empathise that I have some money, due to stealing it. Also I would like to show that this man is dead now.
 

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- Why do you have his money?
- I stole it.
- How much did you take?
- €5000.
- Did you kill him?
- Yes.
 

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Let me ask you a question. If we start a conversation by asking why there's something, should we always use the past simple then? Why is the present perfect excluded in this example?Thanks.
 

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I don't know what you mean by "asking why there's something".

The answer to any "Why" question depends on context.

- Why did you decide on France for your summer holiday?
- Because I have never been there before.

- Why do you have his money?
- [Because] I stole it.

- Why have you bought new trainers?
- Because I'm playing tennis next Tuesday.
 

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I want to empathise that I have some money, due to stealing it. Also I would like to show that this man is dead now.

You could say that you have stolen his money and killed him if there is a connections to the present time; if you are standing next to his corpse or have his blood on your hands, the present perfect would work.
 

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[STRIKE]empathise[/STRIKE] emphasise
 
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