Marco Muzzo flew home from his Vegas bachelor party in a private jet, drinking on the plane. After landing, he and buddies went straight to a bar and drank some more. He then hopped in his car to drive home.
Before he made it home, he killed three children, aged 9, 5, and 2, as well as their grandfather. I can only assume he also killed whatever joy the kids’ parents might have ever had.
Here is a picture of Marco in a Ferrari (it’s one of many showing him associated with Ferrari). I don’t know if it’s his car, but according to the media, his family is worth billions (with a ‘b’) so if it isn’t, it’s not for lack of funds.
As you can imagine, readers’ comments in the local on-line ‘newspapers’ have not only called for his blood but have wondered aloud if his father’s money won’t “get him off”. Even the fact that he’s remaining in custody and hasn’t sought bail is being held up as proof of his sleaziness, i.e. since he will get 2:1 credit for any time served before conviction.
Today we learn, Muzzo intends to plead guilty to “some of the charges”. Non-Toronto Dopers probably won’t recognize that his lawyer - Brian Greenspan - is pretty much the top criminal lawyer, and probably the most expensive, around (take a peek at his list of clients on the linked Wiki page).
All of which is to say, this is a perfect storm for the creation of a villain - Ferrari-driving spoiled rich boy kills three kids, then his ‘rich man’s lawyer gets him off with a slap on the wrist’. The last bit of which, of course, has not yet happened. He’s not even been tried yet, let alone sentenced. Still, to read the online comments not only has it happened, it was predictable, and it was inevitable.
As I said, it almost makes you feel sorry for the guy.