A Columbus, Ohio man has posted a video on Youtube and a startup web site in which he confesses to drunk driving and causing a fatal crash. “I killed a man,” Matthew Cordle says in a video he uploaded three days ago. His face is blurred at first, but then clears dramatically as his intention to confess becomes apparent. That’s when the sentimental music builds to crescendo.
22-year-old Cordle teamed up with web start up becauseisaidiwould.com to release the video.
In the video, Cordle admits that he was responsible for the drunk driving death of veteran and photographer Vincent Canzani on June 22 of this year. He claims he hired a high-powered attorney who was going to be able to get him off, but no, he couldn’t live with that.
Prosecutors told a local news crew that they already knew Cordle was guilty but that they were building a case against him.
“I was trying to have a good time and I lost control… I really don’t like the person I become when I drink…I made a mistake and got in my truck… I ended up going the wrong way down the highway directly into oncoming traffic and I struck a car. I killed a man” Cordle says in the video.
By the end of the maudlin video, it strikes one that Cordle is trying to become some sort of hero by basking in his mea culpa confession and urging other people not to drink and drive. We can only hope prosecutors pursue a case against him to the fullest extent of the law, with an added count of using overly dramatic digi-opera music.