Matthew Cordle, the man who produced and released the now viral YouTube video wherein he confessed to killing another driver while driving drunk, was indicted by a Franklin County, Ohio, grand jury on Sept. 9.
According to CNN, the grand jury indicted Cordle “on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, more than two months after the deadly wrong-way collision.”
The 22-year-old Cordle is due back in court tomorrow for his arraignment.
If convicted, Matthew Cordle faces a maximum sentence of eight and a half years behind bars.
In his video, Cordle described himself as one who regularly suffered from depression and drank just to get out of his head for a few hours. Cordle sounded remorseful and sincere on the video when he admitted that he shouldn’t have been drinking and driving.
In a few excerpts from his YouTube video, Cordle said:
"My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani …"
“When I get charged I’ll plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I’ve done to Vincent and his family …”
“I can’t bring Mr. Canzani back, and I can’t erase what I’ve done, but you can still be saved. Your victims can still be saved. So, please, make the promise to never drink and drive.”
Reactions to Cordle’s confession on YouTube range from those who consider him to be truly remorseful for what he did and a stand-up guy, to someone hoping that his video will elicit sympathy from the masses and result in a lenient sentencing.
You can see Matthew Cordle’s YouTube confession, “I killed a man,” here.
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