Killer drunk driver Marco Muzzo could be getting full parole on Nov. 7.

Muzzo, 30, will be seeking day parole at this hearing, but because his two parole eligibility dates — Nov. 9 and May 9 — are only six months apart, this parole board could decide to release him on full parole next month.

Or the board could deny his request or adjourn it at the hearing, which is being held at Beaver Creek prison, the minimum-medium security facility in Gravenhurst where Muzzo has been living.

Day parole is a form of release where the offender lives in a supervised halfway house, while full parole sees the offender living at a private residence proposed by the inmate.

The board can impose conditions to lessen the risk of re-offending, such as ordering abstinence or counselling.

Barring any gating order, Muzzo will be up for and probably freed on statutory release on June 18, 2022, which is the two-thirds mark of his sentence. His sentence will expire altogether on July 28, 2025 — the 10th anniversary of his arrest.

Muzzo, the grandson of his late namesake billionaire developer, pleaded guilty in 2016 to four counts of impaired driving causing the deaths of Daniel Neville-Lake, 9, Harrison, 5, and Millie, 2, and their grandfather, Gary Neville, 65, and other counts of causing bodily harm on Sept. 27, 2015.

The grossly impaired Muzzo drove through a stop sign and plowed his Jeep Cherokee into the minivan being driven by the children’s grandmother Neriza Neville.

She was seriously injured and so was her mom, Josefina Frias.

Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment less eight months for time already served. He was also barred for driving for 12 years after finishing his prison term.

Court heard Muzzo was returning home after landing in a private jet from his bachelor party in Miami.

He would have had between 190 and 245 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in his body at the time of the impact, which is nearly triple the legal limit.

Muzzo, whose family wealth is estimated at $1.8 billion, according to Canadian Business magazine, was handed a high-water mark sentence despite having pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and expressing deep remorse for his deadly actions.

Source: CTV News


Last updated on: 2019-01-21 | Link to this post