>>67795642>Taking him to a trial respects his rights under the law and also gives his victim's families closure, which is a good thing.
As a Paladin in a medieval society, you are a valid authority figure and your judgment respects his rights. Due process begins and ends with you, and I guarantee your testimony is all the local magistrates need to hang the dude. By dragging things out with what amounts to a show trial, you're basically admitting you think the guy should die but lack the balls to do the deed yourself. If that sounds like too much responsibility, well then welcome to the principal quandary of being a paladin.