Ohio driver's 'I killed a man' confession goes viral
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A 22-year-old Ohio motorist dramatically claimed responsibility for a drunk-driving fatality, and urged others not to repeat his tragic mistake, in an online video that went viral on Friday.
"My name is Matthew Cordle and on June 22, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani. This video will act as my confession," stated Mr Cordle in the professional-looking clip that appears on BecauseISaidIWould.com.
The 3 1/2 minute confession opens with somber music and Mr Cordle sitting in a dark room, his face obscured by pixilation, recounting how he "blacked out" behind the wheel after a night of "heavy drinking" then hit another vehicle in a wrong-way crash on an Interstate highway.
"When I get charged I will plead guilty and take responsibility for everything I've done to Vincent and his family," he said as the pixilation gives way to a clear view of his face and the camera reveals scars on his arm.