Toronto woman pleads guilty to tossing chair from high rise
TORONTO (AP) — A woman accused of throwing a chair off a 45th story balcony from a downtown Toronto high-rise has pleaded guilty to mischief causing danger to life.
Nineteen-year-old Marcella Zoia made the plea Friday in a packed Toronto courtroom. Zoia acknowledged she was the woman seen in a video that sparked widespread outrage last February.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 14.
Prosecutors say they will seek a six-month prison sentence in the case.
Zoia’s lawyer, Greg Leslie, says he’ll seek a suspended sentence, saying six months in prison is too harsh for a woman his client’s age.
Leslie says he expects two other charges against Zoia in the incident will be dropped.