Marco Muzzo has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the Vaughan crash last fall that killed the Neville-Lake children and their grandfather.
With time already served, Muzzo will serve nine years and four months in prison, but he will be eligible to apply for parole once he has served one-third of his sentence.
Muzzo also received a twelve year driving ban which will take effect once he is released from custody.
The 29 year old pleaded guilty last month to four counts of impaired driving causing death, and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.
9 year old Daniel Neville-Lake, his 5 year old brother Harrison, their 2 year old sister Milly along with their 65 year old grandfather, Gary Neville, died after the van they were in was hit by an SUV driven by Muzzo.
Outside the courtroom, Jennifer Neville-Lake showed reporters a scrapbook, which included several photos, leaving several crowded around her at the microphones in tears. One of which was of Milly and Harrison’s clasped hands right before they died.
The Neville Lake family reaction to the Marco #Muzzo sentence
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“Edward and I crawled into bed with them…and we put our hands on top of theirs, so that at least when my children, just like we there with them when they were born, we were there with both of them when they died.”
Neville-Lake also made it clear to all drivers, actions have consequences.
“When you choose to drink and drive, you’re hurting other families. You’re killing someone else’s babies, like mine were killed. Like all of mine were killed on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, just after 4 o’clock.”
Muzzo’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan briefly spoke to reporters after the sentence was handed down.
“As I have previously said from the outset, Marco Muzzo took full responsibility for his actions, took full accountability for his actions, and today, he fully accepts the sentence that was imposed by Justice Fuerst.”
**More to come
**With files from Tina Trigiani