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If he truly had become a paladin, and there's nothing in the story to suggest otherwise, then he would indeed have been redeemed - one of Sarenrae's chief principles. Zadim could then report back to his superiors and tell them that "Gordreth the Butcher" is no more and still be telling the truth (from the description he seems to be able to parse his words efficiently).Whether he had actually killed the old man doesn't matter in that regard, although he (Gordreth/Jevantus) could certainly have offered himself up as a final atonement. Letting him live wouldn't "violate" his mission either, though.
You might have something here. He could easilt report to this master that Gordreth the butcher is dead, he was killed by Jevantus, Paladin of Sarenrae.