Skip to comments.‘I Killed a Man’ Drunk-Driving Confession on YouTube Is Not a Hoax
Posted on 09/09/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Ohio man who confessed to killing 61-year-old Vincent Canzani in a YouTube video released last week which racked up more than 1.2 million views was indicted today on felony charges. Matthew Cordle, 22, confessed to the crime in the slick, dramatic clip released by the start-up Because I Said I Would ("a social movement dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise"), but it's not just a PSA.
"This video will act as my confession," said Cordle, who said he went the wrong way down the highway into oncoming traffic in the early morning hours of June 22. "When I get charged, I will plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I've done to Vincent and his family." His attorney said Cordle will turn himself in today. He faces eight and a half years in prison.
Vincent Canzani was the deceased? Hmmm. I went to Art College in Ohio in the 70s. Some of the best years of my life, by the way. It was The Columbus College of Art and Design. a few miles away from Ohio State. The Dean at that time was a Joe Canzani, a magnificent instructor and personality, now deceased. I’ll need to ‘google around’ and see if this was a relation.
I think this was a very compelling thing and I can’t believe the cynicism that greeted it. Once upon a time, Americans would actually have been proud of this man (both a sinner and somebody who had committed a criminal act) for coming forward and accepting his responsibility.
I hope some Christian visits him regularly in prison. He’s going to need it.
It’s a small world. I went to CCAD as freshman in 1978 and graduated in 1984. Remember Dean Kinney?
BTW, it was his son.
Sorry to hear that.
Kinney, Kinney, I’m not sure. I do know the Dean Canzani was always accompanied by a mostly silent, dour woman dressed in black, who was I belive his personl secretary. I graduated in 1978. The ceremony was in a nearby church. I joined the navy the next summer, since I was not getting full time work in Retail Advertising. I do absolutely remember Mrs. Ingram, my commercial figure drawing teacher, and Mr. Bayless, sort of a Paul Lynde type figure. Mr. Aschenbrand, for lettering, which I was horrible at. I was a more free form figure artist or abstract expression. Ah yes, those were the days, my friend. Mr. Hoffman was big there, teaching two dimensional art.
Then my prayers go out to him and for the family he tragically destroyed.
I truly hope he takes advantage of the prison time and utilizes the educational programs that are available. His future years in prison can be put to good use..........
Yes, that was her, always in black. In ‘78 she became dean and Canzani became president. Great times for me at CCAD, too. Lots of LSD and paint in my wasted youth. Glad that craziness is behind me now. I’ve been in the art business ever since.