YouTube DUI Confessor Pleads Guilty to Killing Man
Matthew Cordle tells court he's guilty of vehicular homicide, drunk driving
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2013 10:40 AM CDT
Matthew Cordle, right, and his attorney, Martin Midian in court in Columbus, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Mike Munden, File)

(Newser) – Matthew Cordle has already confessed to killing a man while driving drunk—to millions of YouTube viewers—but today he made the confession where it really counts: in a courtroom. Cordle, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol in an Ohio court, the AP reports. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation of Cordle, who faces two to eight and a half years in prison, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Though the viral video brought Cordle to justice, the daughter of the victim says it has also brought her a lot of heartache. "Every time that anything happens ... the whole thing makes the death of my father fresh," Angela Canzani told NBC4. "I feel like he's dead all over again. I keep hearing about the message, but people seem to forget a person is dead. A person is dead and nothing will change that."

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JoelZWilliams
Sep 18, 2013 10:50 PM CDT
another argument for why self driving cars would be in society's best interest. Like the late comedian Sam Kinison said, "nobody drives drunk because they want to run into the back of a school bus". people drive drunk because they want to get their car back to their house from the bar.
vendetta
Sep 18, 2013 2:28 PM CDT
8 and 1/2 years for killing a man while driving dunk. LMAO, ridiculous.
Scaramouche
Sep 18, 2013 11:17 AM CDT
I imagine the punishment he's inflicting on himself should go towards a lenient sentence. He knows his mistake; I don't expect he'll be re-offending.