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Attorney for Man Who Confessed Online to Deadly Drinking & Driving Crash Talks About Upcoming Sentencing
DUBLIN (Tara Morgan) -- The attorney for the man who confessed online to a deadly drinking and driving crash says he doesn't want a reduced sentenced but a fair one for his client.
When sentenced next week, 22 year old Matthew Cordle faces anywhere between 2 and 8 years in the wrong-way drinking and driving crash that killed Vincent Canzani back in June.
Last month, Cordle pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI after confessing during a YouTube video.
Cordle's attorney George Breitmayer filed a sentencing memorandum Wednesday.
Breitmayer says he's not asking for leniency but as standard procedure he pointed out to the judge factors that should be considered under the Ohio Revised Code.
Those factors he says include prior criminal history which Cordle does not have and the steps his client has taken for rehabilitation and leading a better life.
"Matthew is not concerned about the sentence he's most concerned about the victim's family and what he sought out to do which is raise awareness about the risks associated with drinking and driving," said Breitmayer.
Sentencing is scheduled for next Wednesday morning.