Confessing 20 years after the fact

A man who said his tormented conscience led him to confess to an
unsolved 1987 slaying faces up to 20 years in prison now with a jury’s
conviction of murder. (

We can try and forget them or pretend that they never happened, but our actions and decisions leave an imprint on who we are. Every thought, decision or action has at least an intransitive feature.