Ryan Grantham, actor of ‘Riverdale’, is sentenced to life in prison for killing his mother
Variety He reported that Ryan Grantham, known for playing Jeffrey Augustin in Riverdalewas sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of ever getting parole for murdering his mother, Barbara Waite.
The events occurred last March 2020, when Grantham shot his mother with a rifle while she was playing the piano at their home in Squamish, British Columbia. Shortly after, the actor recorded a video with a GoPro where he confesses his crime, covers the body of Wait with a sheet surrounded by lighted candles and hangs a rosary from the piano.
I planned more crimes
After committing the crime, Grantham got into his car full of weapons, ammunition and Molotov cocktails with the intention of killing the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. However, he changed his mind and decided to drive to Simon Fraser University (where he is enrolled) to carry out a mass shooting. That idea was also not carried out and he turned himself in at the Vancouver Police Department building in East Vancouver.
an unfortunate fact
The judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Kathleen Ker, described the crime as “tragic” and “heartbreaking”. He also noted that it was a “saving grace” the fact that Grantham chose to turn himself in of his own free will and not commit mass murder.
At this time, it is unknown how long he will have to wait to apply for parole, given that second-degree murder in Canada It is punishable by automatic life imprisonment.
Grantham began his acting career at the age of 9 and, in addition to Riverdalehis career also includes iZombie, Unspeakable, Way of the Wicked, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
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