'Riverdale' actor who murdered his mother sentenced to life in prison

‘Riverdale’ actor who murdered his mother sentenced to life in prison

September 23, 2022, 1:51 PM

September 23, 2022, 1:51 PM

The young actor Ryan Grantham (24 years old), recognized for his participation in series such as ‘Riverdale’, ‘IZombie’ and ‘Supernatural’, as well as the film ‘Greg’s Diary’, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the next 14 years, after admitting to murdering his mother and also plotted to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, The Daily Telegraph reports.

In March 2020, the actor shot his mother in the neck Barbara Waite, 64, with a .22-caliber rifle as she played the piano at her home in Squamish, British Columbia.

Prosecutors said during the trial that after he shot his mother on March 31, 2020, at the family’s home in Squamish, recorded a video with a GoPro camera, in which he confessed to the murder and showed Waite’s lifeless body.

“I shot her in the back of the head. Moments later, she would have known it was me,” Grantham said on the recording.

Then the actor bought beer and marijuana, experimented with Molotov cocktails and watched Netflix, before covering the body her mother with a sheet and lie down, according to her statement to police.

He had a plan to kill Justin Trudeau

One day after killing his mother, Grantham created an altar of sorts on his mother’s piano by placing a rosary and lighted candles next to her body. Later, he loaded his car with three pistols, ammunition, more than a dozen Molotov cocktails and various camping equipment and set out for Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, where the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, is located.

As he later confessed, I planned to kill him but after driving for several hours he decided to give up on the idea and instead carry out a mass shooting at Lions Gate Bridge or at Simon Fraser University in which he studied. Luckily, she eventually drove to the Vancouver Police Department and turned herself in with a confession: “I have killed my mother.”

Two years later, and after a complex judicial process, Grantham has been sentenced to life sentence for matricide. The small print of his sentence indicates that he has a 14-year parole disqualification, according to ‘Variety’.

In March 2022, Grantham went so far as to ask sorry for what happened before the media: “In the face of something so horrible, asking for forgiveness seems useless. But from every fiber of my being, I feel it.”

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