YouTube Drunken Driver Confessor Pleads 'Not Guilty'

Matthew Cordle promised to plead guilty in a video confessing he killed a man while driving drunk.
1:47 | 09/12/13

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latest on the confession that went viral, after a man confessed on youtube to driving drunk and killing a man. He is now behind bars, causing some confusion by failing to plead guilty in court. Abc's linsey davis has the story. Reporter: This morning, matthew cordle has yet to make good on one of his promises. When I get charged, I will plead guilty. Reporter: Despite what he said in this video confession, wednesday afternoon, the 22-year-old didn't follow through. Instead, he entered this plea. Not guilty. Reporter: Cordle made national headlines after posting this video online, admitting to a drunk driving crash that killed a 61-year-old man. This morning, his lawyers tell abc news, nothing has changed. Pleading not guilty is more or less a formality. And matt wanted to make sure it didn't look like he was shopping for judges. This was the way to do it. Reporter: Cordle was supposed to enter a plea on does tuesday. But an ohio judge lashed out when she found that cordle pleaded not guilty. There's no reason to be arraigned here today. Reporter: On wednesday, the court assigned a new judge. And cordle's attorney says next week, he'll change his plea to guilty. He'll stay in jail, despite the fact that bond was set today. Reporter: Why? He wants to make good on his promise. I don't see it proving a point. I think he has a consistent theme. He can never take back the life he's taken. And he can be held responsible. And he's going to be held responsible. Reporter: His attorneys will not say if cordle will opt to stay in jail all the way through sentencing. But they say their client is prepared to do his time. The judge cordle was assigned is one of the longest serving in all of franklin county. And in late october, he will decide cordle's sentence, which could be as little as two years, or as most, 8 1/2. Thank you. Now, to the new ad that has

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