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Sep 9, 2013 4:13 PM by NBC News

DUI Confession: Charges Filed

(NBC News) The Ohio man who posted an online confession to killing somebody in a drunken driving wreck was indicted Monday.

Twenty-two-year-old Matthew Cordle was officially charged with vehicular homicide.

Last week he posted a video where he said he's to blame for a wrong-way car crash in Columbus, Ohio that killed 61-year-old Vincent Canzani.

"When I get charged, I will plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I've done to Vincent and his family," Cordle said in the video.

Cordle says he "made a mistake" when he decided to drive his truck home in Columbus, Ohio after "drinking really heavily."

He says he understands he's giving prosecutors everything they need to put him away for a very long time.

His attorney, Stark Breitmayer admits he was caught off guard.

"In my years of this, I've never met somebody that on the onset of a case prior to charges even being filed, has accepted responsibility in the way matt has," Breitmayer said.

The video ends with Cordle making a plea.

"I'm begging you, please don't drink and drive," said Cordle.

But the victim's daughter said the video is misleading as was motivated by Cordle's desire to get a lighter sentence.

Cordle faces up to eight years in prison if he does what he promised, and pleads guilty at his arraignment Tuesday.



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