Marco Muzzo, 29, the grandson of a property billionaire, was charged with a dozen impaired-driving offenses for the September crash
Daniel Neville-Lake, nine, his brother Harrison, five, and sister Milly, two, along with grandfather Gary Neville were killed in 'drunk driving' crash
Muzzo was driving Jeep SUV home after flying private jet back from Las Vegas bachelor party
Disgraced Canadian billionaire Marco Muzzo's voice was trembling when he stood up in court Wednesday to beg forgiveness from the family whose children he killed in a drunken driving crash, only they were not there to hear his plea.
Edward Lake and Jennifer Neville-Lake walked out of the courtroom in Newmarket when Muzzo, 29, got up to speak, having previously said that there was nothing the killer of their three children could say that would assuage them.
Muzzo took the witness stand on Day 2 of his sentencing hearing, saying he is tortured by the grief and pain he has caused with his actions.
The grandson of a Canadian real estate billionaire was drunk on the afternoon of September 27, 2015, when he smashed his Jeep SUV into a van carrying Daniel Neville-Lake, nine, his brother Harrison, five, and sister Milly, two, and their grandfather Gary Neville, 65.
Muzzo, in his first public remarks since the deadly Ontario crash, acknowledged that his words of apology 'would be of no consolation' to the Neville-Lake family, reported the Toronto Star.
'Ever since the tragedy that occurred as a result of my inexcusable conduct, I have wanted to say that I am sorry and apologize to your family,' he said while choking back tears.
I could never have imagined the degree of suffering and pain I have caused. If I could reverse the hands of time, I would without hesitation. Drunken driver Marco Muzzo
A visibly shaken Muzzo opened his statement by saying that he is filled with 'great remorse, sympathy and unimaginable regret.’
He also said that listening to Jennifer Neville-Lake's emotional victim impact statement, in which she talked about the heartbreak of losing all her children at once, filled him with horror.
‘I am at a loss for words and I am on a constant search for the right way to express to you my sorrow,’ Muzzo said, addressing the victims’ parents, who had stormed out of the courtroom in protest earlier.
‘I know that there are no actions that can ever change what has happened. I know that there is no step that I can take to bring back your children, Daniel, Harrison, and Millie Neville-Lake and your father Gary Neville – I pray that I could – but I cannot.
‘I could never have imagined the degree of suffering and pain I have caused. If I could reverse the hands of time, I would without hesitation. I want nothing more than to attempt to bring some peace to your hearts and minds.’