Matthew Cordle charged after 'I killed a man' YouTube crash confession

1:45 PM, Sep 9, 2013   |    comments
Matthew Cordle. Photo: YouTube.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio driver who made an online video confessing to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

In a 3 1/2-minute video posted last week, Matthew Cordle admits he killed a man June 22. He says in the video that he will plead guilty and take full responsibility for what he did to 61-year-old Vincent Canzani, of Gahanna.

You can watch the full YouTube confessional video at the bottom of this story.

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says the 22-year-old Powell man faces up to 8 1/2 years in prison if convicted.

Cordle also is charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The indictment alleges Cordle's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the level at which the state generally considers a driver to be impaired.

Cordle will be arraigned Tuesday.


Associated Press

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