Ryan Grantham, who guest-starred on Riverdale and more, has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother and plotting to kill Justin Trudeau.
Earlier Riverdale additional Ryan Grantham was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother and plotting the murder of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
According to the Independent, the Supreme Court of British Columbia on September 21 sentenced Grantham to life without parole for the first 14 years of his sentence. The The life of a loser actor pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March this year. Grantham shot his 64-year-old mother, Barbara Anne Waite, in the back of the mind as she played the piano in March 2020, a murder he rehearsed and filmed with a G-Pro. In addition to killing his mother, the 24-year-old is said to have plotted to kill Trudeau at his Rideau Cottage residence.
A day after killing his mother, Grantham arranged candles around his mother’s body. He then took three rifles, ammunition, camping supplies and 12 Molotov cocktails on his journey to Trudeau’s residence. After traveling 200 miles, Grantham decided to turn around and even think about committing more violent atrocities at Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge or Simon Fraser University, his former school. The supernatural extra instead drove to a Vancouver police station with a clear confession, “I killed my mother.”
During his actual trial, Grantham’s defense claimed that the actor suffered from mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. Grantham had contemplated suicide and harm months before his mother’s murder. The actor also wrote his murderous plans in a diary before executing them. Prosecutors also noted that Grantham, a veteran firearms user and member of a gun club, purchased the .22-caliber rifle he used months before the shooting to kill his mother, while aware of experiencing murderous feelings.
According to two psychiatric reports, Grantham had a cannabis use disorder dating back several years. Even after killing his mother, the actor would spend hours smoking marijuana and drinking beer while preparing Molotov cocktails for the trip to kill Trudeau the next day. As for Grantham’s motive, prosecutor Michaela Donnelly claimed the actor was afraid his mother would find out about his marijuana use and poor academic performance. Other reports claimed that Grantham killed his mother so she wouldn’t witness the aftermath of the actor’s plans to kill Trudeau.
Lisa Grantham, the actor’s sister, discovered her mother’s body the day after her murder after several phone calls and text messages went unanswered. “It breaks my heart that she fought so hard… only to be killed by her own son… She was vulnerable and Ryan didn’t give her a chance to defend herself. It pains me to know that he was a danger to her life,” Grantham said. in a court statement.