Marco Muzzo received a ten year prison term for his impaired driving crash. He pleaded guilty to several charges including four counts of impaired driving causing death, and although a decade behind bars might seem like a long time, it’s a drop in the bucket when you’ve taken the lives of four people.
Because we live in a world where social media gets the first and last say on any topic, people weighed in after the Muzzo verdict, and they weren’t very supportive of the sentence. Take this tweet sent out with the hashtag #muzzo, for example.
This is only one person’s opinion, but if you follow that hashtag you’ll see a consensus growing: ten years in prison isn’t enough for killing three innocent children and their grandfather. People are outraged that he’ll potentially be out of prison and on parole in a few short years as well.
But according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the penalty is ‘fairly high,’ and they feel that the crown attorney did a good job determining the right sentence. Along with the ten years Muzzo received, he’ll also be banned from driving for twelve years, so the penalty, in their opinion, does fit the crime. MADD also feels that the bar has been set high now, so if someone else were to be sentenced for a similar impaired driving crash, they could expect ten years or longer in prison.
MADD also reminds us what you can’t account for when it comes to an impaired driving penalty is how prison can’t bring back the victims who were killed. That’s one of the reasons why people feel so strongly about this case and the outcome.
Three children all under the age of ten years old are dead, and not even a life sentence or four consecutive life sentences will bring back the Neville-Lake children and their grandfather.