Getting closer to resolving the composition. I wasn't sure and I was struggling a bit with the position of the body and legs of the victim. I couldn't decide what side the legs should go. I ended up putting him across her lap, but still not sure if I am happy with the position.
I liked the triangular composition of the original piece, but after looking it more, I had to agree with Eli that it is a little too overt. So I put the killer more in the shadows and in the background and more of a secondary read.
I took TessaW's advice and added masks to the people in the background. I not sure of the idea, but I thought I would contrast it with the killer with the crowd by making the killers mask sad while he was smiling underneath his mask vs everyone else who are wearing smiling masks and perhaps sad underneath. Also the two women, and the victim have no masks contrasting the crowd. I might put a mask on the floor near the victim that would make it the victims mask - not sure if this would add to the piece or make it more confusing.
Hopefully I can square the composition away and start working more on the painting. I am not very good at coloring yet, so I want to try and give myself more time to finish off the piece.