Man Indicted on Homicide Charge After DUI Video Confession Went Viral
A driver who confessed in an online video that his drunken driving killed a man now faces a homicide charge.
A grand jury in Franklin County, Ohio, indicted Matthew Cordle on Monday 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’s online admission that he was to blame has been watched more than a million times on YouTube.
Now, Ohio’s legal system must decide what punishment fits his crime. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of eight and a half years in prison, prosecutor Ron O’Brien said.
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