Sorry for the title, it was what I could think up of at the moment. In short, in my Colonial Mysteries, there is a character named David Maywalker who is mix-race. His father is the white landowner and his mother is a slave. At some point, he decides to lead a rebellion (a small one) where he ransacks the house and murders everyone. Even the small infant in her crib. With an axe. After he looks at her for a moment...considering it. I guess what I'm trying to say is...how can I handle David judicially? He is using the whole American Revolution (the setting of the story) to fight for his freedom, and that freedom comes at the cost of murdering an entire family including a baby. I am disgusted with the thought of him murdering a baby and want to kill him off but... Well, this is a sensitive topic and I don't want to be black and white about it. Yet this is what he does...he murders a baby for the crime of being the child of his slaveowners. I want to show David as this sympathetic character but somehow I don't think having him murder an infant for the sake of freedom is the way to go about it. Maybe I can show that he's just so desperate that he's willing to do whatever? I dunno, I suspect if I have David murder a child he would be unredeemable no matter how tragic I make his life. Interestingly enough, I did have another character -- Amelia -- who is a fellow slave who, upon discovering this, attempts to fight David. I can see her doing this in my head, but I'm having a bit of difficulty trying to figure out why she'd want to do it. Thoughts??