Man Who Confessed To DUI Expected To Plead Guilty

Matthew Cordle, 22, (on the right) is expected to plead guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.(Photo: Thomas Bradley / WOSU)
Matthew Cordle, 22, (on the right) is expected to plead guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.(Photo: Thomas Bradley / WOSU)

An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking hopes to plead guilty.

Defendant Matthew Cordle entered a preliminary plea of not guilty last week in a procedural move allowing a judge to be appointed to accept a guilty plea.

Attorneys for Cordle have said he plans to plead guilty Wednesday to aggravated vehicular homicide to make good on his pledge to accept responsibility for the crash. They’re weighing whether to seek Cordle’s release on bond before sentencing to allow him to spread his anti-drunk-driving message.

In a video posted two weeks ago, Cordle admits he killed a man in June and says he “made a mistake” when he decided to drive.

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