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Matt Cordle's confession doesn't beat around the bush: "I killed a man."
The Ohio man claims in a video posted on the Internet this week that he killed 61-year-old Vincent Canzani in a drunken-driving crash in June.
"My name is Matthew Cordle.
And on June 22, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzoni.
This video will act as my confession.
When I get charged, I will plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I have done to Vincent and his family. If I took a different route, maybe I would get a reduced sentence and maybe I would get off, but I won’t dishonor Vincent’s memory by lying about what happened.
By releasing this video, I know exactly what it means.
I’m handing the prosecution everything they need to put me away for a very long time. But I’m willing to take that sentence for just one reason, and that reason is so I can pass this message on to you.
I beg you -- and I say the word “beg” specifically -- I’mbegging you:
Please don’t drink and drive."