Columbus, Ohio -- Matthew Cordle got the country's attention when he admitted online to a deadly drunk driving accident.
Matthew Cordle said in an Ohio courtroom what already said online: he is "guilty" of killing a man while driving drunk.
Cordle listened with red eyes as the prosecutor described how the defendant crashed into Vincent Canzani's car while driving the wrong way after a night of heavy drinking.
They found a tan Jeep in which the victim was located. The 61-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cordle told the judge he had been drinking with friends before getting in his truck to drive home.
He first confessed to the crime earlier this month. When he posted a three and a half minute video that went viral. Days later the 22-year-old turned himself in.
Some feel he made the online confession to get a lighter sentence. The victim's daughter said the video has made it harder to move on.
But his attorney says Cordle wants to send a message: raising awareness about drinking and driving, and more importantly to apologize to the Canzanis.
The judge scheduled sentencing for October 10. For the charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, Cordle faces up to eight years behind bars.