What is the right tense to describe an event that might have occured, be occuring or occur in the future, if (not) for something that happened in the past?
Unike, in the examples, which anchor the event to:
If you hadn't killed him, he would have killed countless innocents.
(past, i.e. his killing spree would have started in the past and possibly ended by now)
If you hadn't killed him, he would be killing countless innocents now.
(present i.e. his killing spree started before and would be occurring currently)
I'm interested in a form that does not suggest the time in relation to current moment, but only in relation to the moment of when the condition ocurred.
Edit: Would this simple form be what I need?
If you hadn't killed him, he would kill countless innocents.
Does this leave the event/period as future relative to the past event, but unanchored to the present moment of time as intended? Or am I understanding it wrongly?