Convicted drunk driver Marco Muzzo granted full parole

Muzzo convicted of drunk driving causing the death of three children and their grandfather

A man convicted of driving drunk and killing three children and their grandfather in 2015 has been granted full parole.

Marco Muzzo, now 34, was granted parole by the Parole Board of Canada via video conference on Tuesday. He was sentenced to ten years behind bars in 2016 after pleading guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.

Muzzo was granted day parole in April of 2020 and moved out of a maximum-security facility the following month. He had been living at a community facility since, under conditions such as being banned from consuming alcohol, not contacting the families of his victims, and not being permitted within Brampton or York Region. It is expected these restrictions will remain in place while on parole.

Muzzo faced 18 charges at the time of his arrest in September of 2015. According to court documents, he was driving home from Pearson International Airport, having just returned from Miami, when he collided with a minivan carrying six family members. The responding officer reported Muzzo was blurry-eyed, smelled of booze, and had urinated himself.

Three children, aged 2, 5, and 9, were killed in the collision, as was their grandfather. The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also seriously injured in the collision.