Should This Drunk Driver Who Killed A Man Get A Lighter Sentence For His Youtube Confession [Video]
Should this Youtube confession, done by a 22 year-old charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, get him a lighter sentence?
Matthew Cordle, 22, admits that he has a history of blackouts caused by heavy drinking, but he still decided to drive drunk one night in June. That decision resulted in the death of 61 year-old Vincent Canzani.
Mr. Cordle plead guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. The prosecutor has asked the judge for the maximum sentence of eight years, but Cordle's attorney has asked for a lesser sentence because of a Youtube confession posted by his client.
The video is titled "I Killed A Man", and has been viewed more than 2.2 million times. Watch it below.
Do you think Mr. Cordle's confession shows remorse and a warning to other people who choose to drink and drive? Should he get a lighter sentence because of his Youtube confession?