There was a difference of not more than half a dozen words between the 2 documents on his desk. That difference decided the future of a man’s life.
He had always been against taking lives but how did he justify pardoning a murderer.
The voices of the prisoner’s 87 year old victim and 6 year old child plead their cases even in his sleep.
It was his first case as the new Governor. He could feel the pressure of proving himself to the people who had appointed him.
He signed the paper.
Power wasn’t as euphoric as it had seemed.