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A Drunken Driver “Who Suffers From Depression” Confesses on YouTube: ‘I killed a man’ [VIDEO]

On Tuesday, a drunken driver by the name of Matthew Cordle, who suffers from depression, took to YouTube to confess that he killed a man while driving under the influence in a car crash stemming from June and he’s willing to take “full responsibility.”

Here’s what Cordle had to say in the video:

“My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,” he says somberly. “This video will act as my confession.”

Cordle says in the video he “made a mistake” when he decided to drive his truck home after “drinking really heavily” and hit the other car, killing the 61-year-old Canzani, of suburban Columbus.

“When I get charged I’ll plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I’ve done to Vincent and his family,” Cordle says.

Later, he says he understands that by releasing the video he’s giving prosecutors “everything they need to put me away for a very long time.”

Police (in June) said Canzani, of Ghana died on the scene after his Jeep was struck on Interstate 670.

According to Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien on Thursday said Cordle was a suspect in the deadly crash but hadn’t been charged. O’Brean said he saw the video on Wednesday and downloaded a copy onto a CD as evidence. He said he’ll ask a grand jury to indict Cordle for aggravated vehicular homicide with an alchohol specification, a charge that carries a maximum of eight years in prison upon conviction.

“Homicide charges may be filed next week,” said O’Brien on Friday. 

Cordle also ends the video saying:

“I can’t bring Mr. Canzani back, and I can’t erase what I’ve done, but you can still be saved. Your victims can still be saved. So, please,” Cordle says before a message appears on the darkened screen: “make the promise to never drink and drive.”

Watch the video below:


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