Marcella Zoia's Lawyer Is Hoping That She Will Be Let Off The Hook

Zoia's lawyer is "hoping for a discharge" for her.
Marcella Zoia's Lawyer Is Hoping That She Will Be Let Off The Hook

19-year-old Marcella Zoia, who is perhaps better known by her infamous moniker "Toronto Chair Girl", has returned to the headlines once again. According to a report by the Toronto Star, Zoia's lawyer said during a court appearance on Friday that he is "hoping for a discharge" for the young woman, who was caught tossing a chair off of a Toronto highrise balcony in a viral video.

So what could a "discharge" mean for Marcella Zoia? By legal definition, a discharge is "the act or an instance of removing an obligation, burden, or responsibility." It is "the opposite of charge; hence to release; liberate; annul; unburden; disencumber."

Zoia is currently facing several charges, including mischief endangering life, common nuisance and mischief involving damage to property. Zoia turned herself in to police after she was sought in an investigation for throwing the chair above Toronto's Gardiner Expressway.

According to the Star, Crown prosecutors and Zoia's lawyer have not reached any sort of agreement and are apparently still a "long ways" from doing so. Zoia did not appear in court on Friday and hasn't spoken out about the case publicly.

Zoia, who at one point had deleted her Instagram account, hasn't refrained from posting pictures that appear to show her living in the lap of luxury. Her account has since been made private so that only her 17.3k followers are able to view her posts. 

But, it hasn't all been fun and games for the young woman. It was reported last month that Zoia had been expelled from her dental hygiene program and reportedly lost many friends as a result of the incident.

Zoia turned herself into police back in February, just a few days the video of tossing a chair onto the Gardiner went viral. She was reportedly released on a $2,000 bail.

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Patrick John Gilson
Patrick John Gilson is a Creator with Narcity Media focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.