Originally Posted by 0ne50
Yall making T out to be some loving caring big teddy bear Uncle and it was a mercy killing.
Hardly. Tony lives his life with extreme contrast. He loves his family but won't hesitate to kill one of them to protect the others. He is an absolute, hardcore gangster, but at the same time can be the teddy bear uncle you mentioned.
It was not a mercy killing and it is obvious by the editing. Chris admitting that he was high and the quick cuts of the baby-seat make it pretty obvious that it goes far beyond Tony being "merciful" to Chris.
He also felt that Chris may go to the Feds, so this was an "easy" way to get rid of him. There are many reasons as why Tony killed Chris, there is no simple answer.