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Man confesses to DWI killing online

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A video posted online in which a young man confesses to killing another man while driving drunk has quickly gone viral.

The video confession was posted on a website called Because I Said I Would. The organization promotes positive change and acts of kindness.

One way to make you promise is to write it down and then share it on social media.

"I ended up going the wrong way down the highway, directly into oncoming traffic and I struck a car," said Matthew Cordle.

The video is 22-year-old Matthew Cordle's confession to killing a Navy veteran.

"On June 22, 2013 I hit and killed Vincent Canzani," admitted Cordle.

He admits to drinking heavily and even blacking out before attempting to drive home.

"When I get charged, I will plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I've done to Vincent and his family," said Cordle.

"I wish Daniel could say that to us. He couldn't even look at us," Debbie Vasquez said.

 

Debbie Vasquez is talking about Daniel Talamantes. In 2006, the then-20-year-old was convicted of two counts of murder for a traffic accident that killed Debbie's four year-old nephew, Elias and her 16 year-old daughter, Erica.

"From what the witness told me, the one that came up to me, told me that my daughter was calling for my name," Vasquez said. "Those were her last words."

The crash was Daniel's third DWI. He has been sentenced to 55 years in prison, but is still trying to appeal his conviction.

"How can these people do this to us? Bring us back to this terror. We understand he has a right for appeal, but we want to be able to live our lives and piece it back together," Debbie said. "The wife of that man, she got an apology from somebody that really meant not to take a life...He's apologizing, something that a lot of us, we as victims, don't get at all."

Ohio prosecutors say Cordle was found injured at the scene. His blood was drawn and tested for drugs and alcohol.

"If I took a different route, maybe I would get a reduced sentence and maybe I would get off, but I wont' dishonor Vincent's memory by lying about what happened," Cordle said.

Prosecutors say before this video, he was already a prime suspect...and a warrant will likely be issued soon, for his arrest.

"I'm begging you, please don't drink and drive," said Cordle.

LINK: BecauseISaidIWould.com

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