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Riverdale Ryan Grantham Gains Life In Prison For Murdering His Mother

By Chinelo Eze
23 September 2022   |   5:39 pm
In 2020, Ryan Grantham, a Canadian actor, shot and killed his mother. He was found guilty and given a life sentence. According to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Grantham, who admitted guilt to the second-degree murder of his mother Barbara Waite in March 2020, was given a life sentence with a 14-year parole ineligibility period. During her…

In 2020, Ryan Grantham, a Canadian actor, shot and killed his mother. He was found guilty and given a life sentence.

According to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Grantham, who admitted guilt to the second-degree murder of his mother Barbara Waite in March 2020, was given a life sentence with a 14-year parole ineligibility period.

During her sentencing remarks in Vancouver’s B.C. Supreme Court, Justice Kathleen Ker recalled a number of unpleasant facts that had come to light during the actor’s trial.

Grantham, well-known for his roles in the movies Diary of a Whimpy Kid and Riverdale, surrendered to the Canadian police on March 31, 2020, after shooting his mother in the head while she was practising the piano in their Squamish townhouse.

Additionally, Grantham allegedly intended to murder Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada.

According to accounts, after carrying out the first murder, he filled his car with three firearms, ammo, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping gear, and a map showing the location of Trudeau’s home, Rideau Cottage.

Prior to arriving at his destination, Grantham, however, had a change of heart and confessed his crime to a Vancouver police station.

The Judge also brought up the actor’s mental records, which revealed that months of a “intense period of clinical depression” had been going on before the incident.