(ABC News) – Despite an emotional plea today from the victim’s daughter’s for the maximum punishment, an Ohio judge sentenced a man who confessed on YouTube to killing a man in a drunk driving accident to six-and-a-half-years in prison.
Matthew Cordle, 22, uploaded a 3.5-minute video to YouTube on Sept. 3 in which he admitted to killing Vincent Canzani, 61, on June 22. Cordle’s face was initially pixelated in the video, but then he makes the big reveal, showing his face and making a stunning admission.
“My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,” he says. “This video will act as my confession.”
Cordle, who was found injured at the scene of the accident and brought to the hospital, had a blood-alcohol content measured at 0.19 after the accident. The stark video confession went viral.