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Lawyer: Cordle Wants Drinking and Driving Awareness
COLUMBUS (Lu Ann Stoia) -- People all over the country were talking about the You Tube video I killed a man on Friday. In it, a Powell man confessed to driving drunk and crashing head-on into Vincent Canzanis vehicle on Interstate 670, killing him.
National media is driving the discussion about the video as Matt Cordle asks viewers to make a promise, to not drink and drive.
My name is Matthew Cordle and on June 22, 2013 I hit and killed Vincent Canzani. This video will act as my confession.
Canzani, 61, was a Navy veteran and worked at The Tinder Box at Easton Town Center.
He was a genuinely kind man and always willing to listen, said his co-worker Steve Crain. Its unfortunate it happened the way it did. But if something good can come of it, I feel Vince would be saying to Cordle you are doing the right thing.
Cordles lawyers told ABC 6 they knew he was considering making the video, but did not think he would do it before he was charged. Cordles case is expected to go to a Franklin County Grand Jury on Monday. Martin Midian said his client wishes to proceed quickly with the case.
While some say the video was just a ploy to get Cordles sentence reduced, Midian said his clients motivation was not self-serving.
He wants drinking and driving awareness, and second he wants the family to know how sorry he is, Midian said.
Cordle faces two to eight years in prison in connection with Canzanis death and the aggravated vehicular homicide charge.