The judge is set to announce a sentence in the Marco Muzzo case on Tuesday, March 29th.
The Crown has asked for a 10-12 year prison term, while Muzzo’s lawyer requested an eight year sentence.
Marco Muzzo’s told the court that he is ”tortured by the grief” he has caused and that ”there are no actions that can ever change what happened, no steps to bring back your children.”
Muzzo may have been addressing Jennifer and Edward Neville-Lake directly in his prepared statement, however they were not present as he delivered it.
Both had stormed from the courtroom just as Muzzo reached the stand and did not return to the courtroom until after the statement had been read in full.
Defence lawyer Brian Greenspan then submitted 92 letters of support for his client, penned by friends, family and colleagues of the 29 year old, saying his client is ”grief-stricken.”
The 29 year old had not spoken publicly since the September 27th crash in Vaughan, that claimed the lives of 9 year old Daniel Neville Lake, his 5 year old brother Harrison, their 2 year old sister Milly and the children’s 65 year old Grandfather, Gary Neville.
The crown is seeking a sentence of 10 to 12 years, with a driving ban to be imposed for a further 8 to 12, saying that a generation had been wiped out by Muzzo’s decision to drive drunk .
Muzzo pleaded guilty to 4 counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm in early February.
His blood alcohol level was found to be more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash, with the court hearing previously that Muzzo was so drunk that he urinated on himself and needed help standing.
The children’s mother, Jennifer Neville Lake addressed the drunk driver directly when delivering her near half hour long victim impact statement on Tuesday.
She broke into tears as she told him ”I don’t have anyone left to call me mom… You killed all my babies… I miss my kids, I miss my dad, I want my old life back.”
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