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Plea delayed for Ohio man who admitted crash

Matthew Cordle admitted killing a man, in a video posted online last week.

Mike Munden/Associated Press

Matthew Cordle admitted killing a man, in a video posted online last week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio driver who made an online video in which he confessed to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily must wait at least a day to enter his promised guilty plea.

In a 3½-minute video posted last week, Matthew Cordle admitted he killed a man from a Columbus suburb and said he ‘‘made a mistake’’ when he decided to drive that night.

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‘‘My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22d, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,’’ he says. ‘‘This video will act as my confession.’’

Cordle, of Powell, another Columbus suburb, appeared briefly in Franklin County court Tuesday after being charged with aggravated vehicular homicide a day earlier and turning himself in. Cordle also is charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Judge Julie Lynch ended the hearing shortly after it began. She said an expected arrangement whereby Cordle would plead guilty and be sentenced had changed. Lynch said Cordle should appear before her again Wednesday.

Cordle faces two to 8½ years in prison.

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