Marco Muzzo sentenced to 10 years in drunk-driving crash that killed 4

NEWMARKET – Drunk driver Marco Muzzo was sentenced Tuesday to ten years imprisonment for killing four innocent people and seriously injuring two others in a catastrophic collision last fall.

Justice Michelle Fuerst passed sentence against the 29-year-old grandson of billionaire developer Marco Muzzo in a packed courtroom.

“In one fell swoop, he decimated an entire generation of the Neville-Lake family,” Justice Michelle Fuerst said in her decision. Muzzo will be credited eight months for pre-sentence custody and prohibited from driving for 12 years upon release.

  • The Butterfly

    So how much time will he actually serve?

  • Tom Forsythe

    I don’t like the way the law can sort of be a reverse-lottery. One guy drinks and drives, and gets off with a suspended license and a fine; another does exactly the same crime, but people die, so he gets 10 years.

    Don’t get me wrong, I have zero sympathy for this loser, but it just doesn’t seem equitable to me.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      There’s another side to this.
      I knew a guy who lived in downtown Winnipeg.
      He was unemployed and my buddy bought dope off of him.
      He had been in an accident and had severely injured someone I guess because he was under the influence.
      He said he would have gotten off easier if he had killed him because the insurance company came after him and guaranteed that he could never earn legal money ever again.

      • Tom Forsythe

        I wouldn’t give his opinion much weight.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          It was over twenty years ago.

      • Waffle

        There’s another side to this tragic case also. Muzzo has been described as so drunk he peed himself. For anyone who has ever been on a private jet, as was the case here. you know darn well they start serving you doubles BEFORE the flight ever takes off. The time from Florida to Toronto is not very long — maybe 3 hours at most. Alcohol takes a bit of time to weave its magic, so he probably didn’t appear drunk by the time he landed and perhaps he didn’t feel as smashed as he was. He also seems to have some kind of medical condition that may have played a part in what happened. Maybe Greenspan chose not to bring any of these factors into play.

        But somehow, I don’t think Muzzo is the monster he is being made out to be. I wonder if his fiancee will stay with him.

    • Minicapt

      Ummm, the first is “driving under the influence”, the second is “manslaughter” or “second degree murder”. Not the same crime.


  • Ron MacDonald

    He will only serve a third of his sentence less credit for time served; the victims’ family will suffer their loss for the rest of their lives. When he gets out of prison in about three years, he will return to his life of privilege. He should have been sentenced to ten years for each life he took.

  • richfisher

    Right you are Ron, just enough time to pick up that law degree, free of charge of course.

  • Martin B

    So with parole he’ll be back behind the wheel in his 40s. Swell, just swell.

    • andycanuck

      There’s a 12-year driving ban after prison release too.

      • Martin B

        Yes but he’s 29 now, so 29 plus 3 or 4 years behind bars plus 12 years means he’ll be back on the road in his 40s.

    • earlier than that, I think he’s only 29, he’ll be out in 3 years.