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Marcella Zoia leaves a Toronto court on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
TORONTO -- A woman convicted of hurling chairs and other objects off the balcony of a downtown highrise last year will learn her fate in a Toronto courtroom on Tuesday.
Marcella Zoia, 19, was convicted of mischief endangering life last November after police began investigating a video of a woman throwing two chairs and other objects over a balcony near the Gardiner Expressway.
Zoia, a dental hygiene student-turned-Instagram model, turned herself in to police back in February.
The incident occurred at a building near Harbour and York streets on Feb. 9.
Luckily, the chairs did not land on any vehicles or cause any injuries. At the time, police called the incident “callous” and said the results could have been “horrific” if the falling objects had landed on someone or caused a collision.
Zoia has been on bail since February 2019, with conditions she live with her mother, refrain from contact with four other individuals named in the incident and stay away from the Maple Leaf Square Condos where the incident took place.
Her lawyer Greg Leslie has repeatedly indicated to reporters that the Crown is seeking jail time of up to six months, something he says his client will not accept.
She appeared in rapper Drake's latest music video, but was then edited out after her appearance generated major media coverage.
Proceedings are expected to begin at Old City Hall at 10 a.m.