Clarence Carter is due to be murdered by the State of Ohio in five days.
Governor Kasich could have chosen to save his life. He could also have chosen to save the lives of Frank Spisak and Johnnie Baston. He chose, instead, to ensure that they would be killed.
Today, he made the same choice about Clarence Carter.
Carter may or may not have intended to kill Johnny Allen. Kasich's intent is clear, though he pretends to have no blood on his hands.
I'm not religious, but if I were, on whose soul, exactly, would I be asking god to have mercy?