Marco Muzzo has pleaded guilty to 4 counts of impaired driving causing death and 2 counts of impaired causing bodily harm.
The 29-year-old from King Township was charged in a crash in Vaughan that killed three children and their grandfather.
Muzzo faced a dozen impaired-driving offences and six charges related to the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle following the deadly crash on Sept. 27.
The crash killed nine year old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly, and the childrens’ 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville.
Muzzo stood in court as the statement of facts was read out and agreed there were true.
They included that Muzzo had landed in a private jet from Miami the day of the crash. Police say Muzzo’s jeep was travelling at 85km per hour at the time of impact.
A police officer testified that Muzzo “Was unsteady on his feet and he had the smell of alcohol” at the scene of crash. When tested Muzzo’s blood alcohol was 190-245 mg/ 100
The Muzzo family, one of Canada’s wealthiest, released a statement after their son’s arrest saying they were “greatly saddened” by the tragedy, and expressed their “deepest sympathy” to the Neville-Lake family.
The victims’ parents, including members of the Muzzo family, were in court during the guilty plea on Thursday.
Muzzo is scheduled to face a sentencing hearing on Feb. 23 and 24.
Muzzo was released on a $1 million recognizance until his sentencing. His mother and parents of his fiancee will be his sureties.
The terms of his release include: he cannot drive, can’t consume alcohol, must live with mother, and must report to York Police every Sunday, he also has a curfew between 7pm-6am.
The judge said he won’t tolerate any violations of his bail conditions.