‘Riverdale’ actor Ryan Grantham sentenced to life in prison for murdering his own mother

Ryan Grantham murdered his mother and justice has just convicted him. The actor, known for his role in the series “Riverdale, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. during the first 14 years after admitting the murder of his mother and also conspiring to go and kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Grantham, 24, heard his sentence at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday, more than six months after pleading guilty to one count of murder in the March 2020 death of his mother, Barbara Waite, 64, who was shot in the back of the head while playing the piano.

The sentence for the young actor from the film “Greg’s Diary” was handed down by Judge Kathleen Kerr after a trial that made headlines after prosecutors said Grantham allegedly planned an assassination attempt on the Canadian prime minister.

According to the tax arguments, Grantham he filled his vehicle with weapons, ammunition, a dozen Molotov cocktails and a map to get to the politician’s family residence in Ottawa.

However, he finally stopped midway and decided to turn himself in to the police.

On March 31, 2020, the Canadian actor shot his mother, Barbara Waite, in the back of the head while she was playing the piano at their Squamish home.

According to his own statements, he planned the assassination in advance and rehearsed his actions beforehand.

Grantham, who is an experienced shooter, also shot a four-minute video with a GoPro camera in which he confessed to the crime and showed the lifeless body of his mother, images that were witnessed in court.

It was the day after the murder that he went to Trudeau’s country house.

For their part, the actor’s lawyers argued for Grantham’s mental state and admission of regret to be taken into account, adding that he had previously manifested homicidal and suicidal tendencies in the months before the murder.

The actor’s sister, Lisa Grantham, She was the one who found her mother’s body on April 1.

In an emotional statement, Lisa assured during the trial that her mother was fighting cancer and was her “best friend”.

“She was vulnerable and Ryan didn’t give him a chance to defend himself. It hurts me to know that he was a danger to her life,” she said. Both she and her mother’s sister told the court that they “fear his release from prison.”