Seems to me the cops bear some responsibility for that kid’s death, too.
“It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them. This is the chief aim of every good system of legislation, which is the art of leading men to the greatest possible happiness or to the least possible misery, according to calculation of all the goods and evils of life.”
Why, if Havran was (claiming to be) working for the police all along, was it not part of said deal, “Stick around for the trial and testify”? He could at least testify that Bahr had brought his gun and thus is guilty of felony murder.
Pretty sure that was part of the deal. We’ll get into all the ins and outs of informant “arrangements” when we get to advanced crim pro. For now, it’s safe to assume that Havran isn’t very honest with anyone, including us, and didn’t bother sticking around after the arrests. And he was very likely acting as an informant in the first place to get out of an existing jam.