Ohio Man Charged With Homicide After Drunk Driving Video Confession Goes Viral

Matthew Cordle, 22, has been indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide charges in the drunk driving killing that he confessed to on YouTube.

1. A Franklin County, Ohio grand jury decided Monday to indict Matthew Cordle, 22, of Powell, Ohio, on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide for the death of Vincent Canzani, who died in a drunk driving crash on June 22.

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2. Cordle confessed to the killing on YouTube, stating that on June 22, he was out drinking heavily with friends and struck Canzani’s car with his jeep while driving the wrong way down an Ohio highway. The video has been viewed more than 1 million times.

3. Cordle is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, The Columbus Dispatch reports. In the video, he says he intends to plead guilty and “take what’s coming to me.” Cordle faces two to eight years in prison for the charges, his lawyer says.

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5. UPDATE: Matthew Cordle turned himself in and was taken into custody by Columbus, Ohio police on Monday.

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