A 19-year-old girl who infamously threw a chair from a downtown Toronto balcony in February has pleaded guilty to an offence linked to the incident.
Marcella Zoia appeared in courtroom at Old City Hall on Friday, wearing black and carrying sun shades.
She had been charged with one depend every of mischief endangering life, mischief endangering property beneath $5,000 and customary nuisance.
She pleaded guilty to mischief endangering life on Friday.
The different two mischief fees are anticipated to be dropped, in accordance to Zoia’s lawyer, Greg Leslie.
Zoia is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 14, 2020. Crown prosecutors are looking for a most sentence of six months in jail.
But Leslie stated a six-month sentence could be “excessive.”
“She is a young lady who made a mistake,” Leslie stated outdoors courtroom, claiming Zoia was peer-pressured into doing the stunt.
“One of the factors the judge has to examine is the issue of rehabilitation. She is, in my opinion, already a changed woman and will be doing much better.”
Leslie stated he’ll be looking for a suspended sentence, through which Zoia could be beneath probation and different circumstances set by the decide.
A video that captured Zoia throwing the chair from a highrise balcony within the space of Harbour and York streets shortly unfold throughout the web, incomes her the moniker “chair girl.”
Mayor John Tory known as the chair toss “grossly irresponsible behaviour that could have caused serious injury and death.”
Police issued a public enchantment after the video went viral, and Zoia turned herself in a couple of days later.