Ohio man Matthew Cordle admits in video to drunken driving and killing Vincent Canzani
Last Updated: 96 days ago
CLEVELAND - “I killed a man,” a Columbus, Ohio man confesses in a video posted on the site "becauseisaidiwould."
The man named Matthew Cordle admits that he was responsible for the drunken driving death of Vincent Canzani on June 22.
“I was trying to have a good time and I lost control,” Cordle says in the video.
Cordle describes blacking out after drinking too much but still deciding to drive home. He says he went the wrong way down the highway, directly into oncoming traffic, hitting a car and killing Canzani.
In the message on the site, Alex Sheen writes that Matthew made the video against legal advice but to raise awareness about the consequences drunken driving can have on innocent people.
"He was looking for help to somehow bring good back in the world," said Sheen. "He felt so guilty and wanted to discourage people from the irresponsible act of drinking and driving."
“I’m begging you, please don’t drink and drive,” Cordle says. “Don’t make the same excuses I did.”
Cordle says he will plead guilty and take full responsibility when charged in the incident..
“Because I said I would” is a social movement Sheen started to highlight the importance of the dedication to a promise. He made the commitment to walk for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight to raise awareness for sexual abuse.
"It's about making that promise and that commitment to yourself and to another that you will be responsible in a way that you know you should be," said Sheen.
Sheen, a Lakewood, Ohio, resident, walked more than 240 miles from Cincinnati to Cleveland for the Seymour Avenue survivors in June.
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