This week for BuzzReads, Joel Oliphint unpacks the story of a 22-year-old, who, after killing another man while driving drunk, confessed his crime in a video that was viewed by millions. Read that and these other stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
Last summer Matthew Cordle drove drunk the wrong way on a highway in Ohio, killing another driver. With the help of a charismatic, entrepreneurial do-gooder, Cordle admitted his guilt in a YouTube video that 2.6 million people watched — but where is the line between personal contrition and public spectacle?
Matthew Cordle, 22, the Ohio man who confessed on YouTube to killing a man while drunk driving, was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County court to six and a half years in jail.
Matthew Cordle, 22, has been indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide charges in the drunk driving killing that he confessed to on YouTube.
“My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,” he says in a video going viral on YouTube. “This video will act as my confession.”