Youtube Murder Confessor Didn’t Plead Guilty as Promised! — Will He Still?
Matthew Cordle, the Ohio man who confessed to killing an elderly man while driving drunk in a Youtube video, said in the video he would plead guilt and accept full responsibility for his actions. Only, he didn't while in court Tuesday.
When Cordle appeared in court he plead not guilty. His attorneys are saying they intend to eventually plead guilty. So why the confusion?
Legal experts are speculating it's because if he plead guilty on Tuesday he'd be guaranteed the judge sitting on the bench for the arraignment. But his attorneys did not like her. They wanted to take their chances with a randomly-selected new judge who would determine Cordle's punishment. By pleading not guilty yesterday they get a trial (and a new judge) and then will (supposedly) plead guilty.
Do you still think he will?