On Thursday afternoon, Fox’s Gretchen Carlson interviewed Matthew Cordle—who confessed six weeks ago on YouTube to killing 61-year-old Vincent Canzani while drunk driving—on his first day after being sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.
“How do you live with yourself every day, knowing that you killed a man?” Carlson asked.
“I strive to be a better person,” Cordle said from a prison in Ohio. “I owe it to [Canzani’s family] to be positive and try to be a better man in the future.”
“It was against my attorney’s advice to do the video,” Cordle said, in answer to whether the video was a ploy to receive a reduced sentence. “I did the video to prevent others from doing what I did, to prevent others from drinking and dribing, to prevent the senseless loss of life…I’m really glad the judge was able to see through all the smoke and find the true message of the video.”
Carlson asked why, if Cordle felt such remorse as to produce a YouTube video, he didn’t opt for the maximum sentence; he reminded her that he had pled guilty, and had no control over his sentence.
“I believe I have been forgiven by God from the moment I’d done this,” he told her in closing. “Working on forgiving myself will be the harder part.”
Watch the full clip below, via Fox News:
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