Marco Muzzo, drunk driver who killed four, set to appear before parole board today

Published February 9, 2021 at 12:50 pm


A Toronto-area drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather is set to appear before the Parole Board of Canada via videoconference today.

Marco Muzzo was granted day parole last April, nearly five years after the crash that sparked national grief.

The board noted at the time that Muzzo appeared to have become more self-aware and was unlikely to re-offend.

But the panel denied him full parole, finding that elements of his plan for self-management were “relatively simplistic” and relied too much on his circumstances.

Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty in 2016 to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two of impaired driving causing bodily harm.

Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and the children’s 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville, were killed in the September 2015 crash.

The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also seriously injured in the collision in Vaughan, Ont.

Their mother, Jennifer Neville-Lake, is expected to present a victim impact statement at today’s hearing.

“No matter the outcome, nothing changes for me,” she said in a Facebook post last week.

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