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US man confesses on Youtube to killing a man when drunk driving [video]
Posted by on Sep 10th, 2013

It’s a few days old, but i’ve only watched the video now and if you havn’t seen it then have a look. A man from Ohio in the US posted a YouTube video in which he confesses to drinking heavily and then driving down the wrong side of a highway and causing a crash which killed a man. The video went viral and has been viewed 1.7 million times since September 3. It starts off with his face blurred and his voice distorted, but eventually it becomes clear and he identifies himself as Matthew Cordle saying “My name is Matthew Cordle and on 22 June 2013 I hit and killed Vincent Canzani. This video will act as my confession.

He has since been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide by a grand jury.

The controversial video has recieved mixed reactions with some praising his confession, trying to raise awareness against drunk driving and also accepting responsibility knowing that he is likely to get a lengthy jail sentence. Others have condemned the video asking why he waited months to do it, went to the effort of creating a slick video and also that he could have gone to a police station quietly to make his confession.

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Here’s the video.

What do you think?

“Cordle was expected to turn himself in on Monday afternoon and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Cordle faces up to 8½ years in prison if convicted.

The 22-year-old Powell man also is charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” [Yahoo]

I’m still undecided as to the level of sincerity in that video hey.

SheBee says:
September 09, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Is it not an ad campaign? Seriously?

Savage says:
September 09, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I’ve tried to figure that out, but that would be highly risky hey. Looks very staged, but they would require some serious participation from law enforcement to pull it off.

September 09, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Initially I thought it was good do not drink and drive campaign, but I still do not see why he waited so long, went to so much effort to make such a professional video for youtube.

Is this youtube video linked to google ads ? Is money being deposited into a bank-account of his by youtube views, page views, impressions?

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