Is Alcohol Awareness/DUI Class in Future for Man Who Confessed to Killing?

by: Mike Miller

Matthew Cordle is more than just computer literate. He is also a killer. He admitted as much online.

The 22-year-old from Ohio surprised both local prosecutors and his own attorney after releasing an online admission of his culpability in a fatal accident caused by his drunk driving. As reported in

He is quoted as posing. “My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani. This video acts as my confession.”

He posted his confession on

Cordle had not been charged before the video was released on Sept. 3, 201, but he says he was encouraged to lie by attorneys in order to avoid punishment for the fatal accident, in which he drove on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into Canzani, a 61-year-old photographer.

He further said, “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.”

Cordle will be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

If nothing else, this certainly speaks about Cordle’s character. I am glad to see him taking responsibility for his actions. Perhaps while in jail he will take a good alcohol class and devote his life to sobriety and helping others who may think about drinking and driving.