Matthew Poncelet could have walked away. Matt could have at least stopped what Vitello was doing. While Matt was speaking to Prejean he says, “I could have walked away. But I didn’t. I let myself listen to him. I was a victim, a fuckin’ chicken. He was older, tough as hell. I was all boozed up, trying to be as tough as him. I didn’t have the guts to stand up to him”. (86) Although Matt confesses to why he was part of the murder, it was to late to do anything about it. He realizes that he could have walked away but he was just too scared too because of Vitello.