“I Killed A Man” – Matt Cordle

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“I Killed A Man” is a viral video of 22 year old Ohio resident, Matt Cordle admitting to driving under the influence and killing Vincent Canzani on June 22, 2013. Cordle admits to being intoxicated and driving the wrong way down the highway and striking Canzani’s car causing his death.

In the video Cordle speaks about having conversations with lawyers who told him that he could “get off” if he lied about the incident. They informed him that it happens often; suspects getting away with murder by lying.

Cordle has decided to take the risk of telling the truth and admitting to his wrongdoings. He wants the video to serve as a confession and warning to other people who claim to be ok to drive after a couple of beers – DON’T DO IT is his advice to anyone who thinks of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

The video was released by non profit organization Because I Said I Would. Their goal is to better humanity by “the power of a promise”. Others have made videos promising not to engage in certain activity such as drinking and driving and vowing to keep them simply because that’s what they said they would do.

This a very cool organization that I have not heard of until today but am hoping to learn more!

I applaud Matt Cordle for his bravery. He took on the risk of receiving a lot of criticism for being so public about his case. While I pray this is a genuine gesture, I also pray that many, including myself, will stop and think BEFORE deciding to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

Check out Matt Cordle’s confession below and let me know your thoughts.

I Killed A Man – Matt Cordle

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmpK_EshSL4]

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