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‘Riverdale’ actor Ryan Grantham sentenced to life for murder of his mother

Actor Ryan Grantham, best known for his role in serial riverdaleHe has previously been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 14 years after plotting to assassinate his mother and assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Grantham, 24, learned of her fate at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday, more than six months after she pleaded guilty to one count in the March 2020 death of her mother, Barbara Waite, 64. , which was shot. Back of head while playing piano.

Ryan Grantham


Prosecutors said at a hearing in June that after fatally shooting his mother at the family home in Squamish, British Columbia on March 31, 2020, he made a video with a GoPro camera in which he confessed to the murder. and showed up. Barbara Waite’s body. “I shot him in the neck. Moments later, he’ll know it’s me,” Grantham said on the recording.

According to his statement to the police, after the horrific recording, the actor bought beer and marijuana, experimented with Molotov cocktails and watched Netflix by covering his mother’s body with a sheet and going to bed.

conspiracy to kill trudeau

He confessed to spies about his plan to kill the prime minister, and wrote about it in his diary.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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The next day, Grantham said, he hung a garland over his mother’s piano and placed lit candles around her body, carrying three pistols, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping gear, and instructions from Rideau Cottage to his car. Before loading along, where the Prime Minister of Canada was. Minister lives in Ottawa.

Later, Grantham confesses to the detectives about his plot to kill the Prime Minister, writing about it in his diary. He went to Trudeau’s residence for a few hours, but did not commit the murder he had prepared.

Life imprisonment

He came up with the idea of ​​doing a mass shooting at Lions Gate, or at Simon Fraser University, where he studied.

He came up with the idea of ​​doing a mass shooting at the Lions Gate Bridge, or at Simon Fraser University, where he studied. Instead, Grantham went to the Vancouver Police Department and told an officer, “I killed my mom.”

Sentencing Judge Kathleen Kerr described the case as tragic and heartbreaking. in the sentence, according to New York PostThe judge called this a “saving grace” that Grantham had enough reality checks and understanding to not commit an act of mass murder.

According to the sentencing, in the months before his mother’s murder, Grantham was in a downward spiral, developing suicidal thoughts and murder thoughts while smoking weed and watching violent videos on the deep web.

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