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‘I killed a man,’ driver says in online video

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CLEVELAND — 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.

“I take full responsibility for everything I’ve done to Vincent and his family,” Cordle says in the video.

The 22-year-old has not been charged with any crime, but Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Cordle is a suspect in the deadly crash and a grand jury will be asked to indict him for aggravated vehicular homicide.

The video is well-produced and powerful. Cordle’s face is blurred as he begins to tell his story about being out with friend, drinking heavily and losing control the night of June 22.

Attorneys that he consulted with offered to help him avoid any punishment — “all I had to do was lie” — but he decided to come forward instead.

killedAnd he wants his video to be a warning to others.

“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,” he says on the video.

For more on this CNN story, click here.

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