Brampton will be off-limits to Marco Muzzo.
The man who killed three children and their grandfather when he was driving drunk in 2015, Muzzo has been told he must stay away from Brampton — the community where the children lived — as part of the conditions of his full parole which was granted today.
It was in 2015 that the four were killed in Vaughan when the minivan they were travelling in was struck by a car driven by Muzzo. It was determined that he ran a stop sign and had about three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The crash killed 9-year-old Daniel, 5-yeard-old Harry and 2-year-old Milly Neville-Lake, as well as their grandfather 65-year-old Gary Neville. Two other family members were also injured.
The school-age children attended Brampton’s St. Joachim Elementary School.
Muzzo subsequently pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm and was sentenced in 2016 to 10 years in prison and banned from driving.
Last year he was granted partial parole and moved from a maximum security prison to a community facility.
Today, Muzzo, now 34-years-old, asked for his full parole via a remote hearing which was granted by the Parole Board of Canada.
“I’d like to start off always thoughts and prayers always with the Neville-Lake family, Neville family and Frais family,” Muzzo told the hearing. He added, “I’m not asking for forgiveness and nor do I ever expect it,”
Conditions imposed by the parole board say he must not drink alcohol or go to bars and strip clubs. He must also stay away from Brampton, the area the children lived and are now buried.
In a Twitter post following the parole decision, Jenn Neville-Lake, whose children and father died in the crash, had this to say: “No matter what happened today, Daniel, Harry and Milly are not coming back home. My dad isn’t coming home to my mom. Nothing changed for me. My family’s killer Marco Michael Muzzo was granted full parole. Thank you for doing your best. I did.”
Muzzo’s namesake grandfather was a prominent developer having built communities in the Erin Mills and Churchill Meadows areas of Mississauga. A park named after the senior Muzzo had to be slightly renamed due to a public outcry following his grandson’s conviction.