There's a story I've been wanting to write, but there is a large part of it I can't write because I don't have the knowledge to do so. I've been trying to look online, but I'm not sure where to look or what's reliable. I have tried reading books, but the few ones I have found were impossible to understand (full of words I'm sure no normal person has ever heard before). If you know of any books or sites, I'd be happy to just read them as well. A little back story to explain my problem. Blonde girls between the ages six and nine starts to go missing in the beginning of November, and by Christmas seven has disappeared without a trace. This happens in a town in Louisiana with a population of 50 000. These girls have all been killed and eaten by a cannibal who lives in a trailer by the swamps. My MC works for a drug dealer who has asked him to recover money from this guy, who has bought a lot of tranquilizing drugs from him. My MC finds two girls there alive, and is attacked by the cannibal with an ax. He fights him off, and in anger purposely kills him slowly in a very painful manner before taking the girls to the police station, where he explains what happens, but he refuses to tell them why he was there to protect his boss. Now, I'm assuming so many girls disappearing would be investigated by the FBI? What would realistically happen here? Would there be a case against him? It started out as self defense, but after chopping the cannibals legs off, he didn't really need to defending himself anymore. It's plain torture. He will be considered a hero by the citizens who all wants him to go free. If this would go to trial, do you think a jury would be biased as well? Anything else you think I should know? Note that I am aware that Louisiana’s justice system is unique in the US, but exactly where the story takes place is never mentioned, and the town is fictional, so the laws can be from any state really. I chose Louisiana for the excellent swamps.