Drunk driver confessed in Internet video, sentenced to 6.5 years
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 01:43
Oct. 23 - The Ohio man whose confessed on the Internet to driving drunk and killing a man was sentenced to six-1/2 years in prison for aggravated vehicular homicide. Deborah Gembara reports.
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He admitted his crime in spectacular fashion in a video that soon went viral.
SOUNDBITE: Matthew Cordle saying:
"On June 22, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani. This video will serve as my confession."
On Wednesday, admitted drunk driver Matthew Cordle arrived at an Ohio court to learn his sentence.
Angela Canzani, the victim's daughter urged the court to issue Cordle the maximum sentence.
SOUNDBITE: Angela Canzani, the victim's daughter saying:
"I hope Matthew Cordle does raise awareness after he does his time. My father got a death sentence and did nothing. Eight and a half years is nothing. Anything less is unjust. After eight and half years, Matthew Cordle will still have his whole life ahead of him. My dad is never coming back."
SOUNDBITE: Convicted drunk driver Matthew Cordle saying:
"I am sorry for the pain I have caused you, for the loved one I have taken from you. It should have been who died --- the guilty party --- instead of an innocent man. With that knowledge and with that weight, I vow I will do everything I can to prevent this senseless loss of life and to prevent other innocent families from experiencing the pain you are feeling now. I will not let Vincent's memory fade."
Cordle was sentenced to to 6-1/2 half years in prison.
NAT POP (Judge saying: "Good luck Mr. Cordle and Good luck to the Canzani family. The case is closed." )
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