Former child actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to shooting his mother.
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Ryan Grantham gets life sentence for killing mother
Back in March 2020, Ryan Grantham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the murder of his mother, Barbara Waite.
However, the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver handed down its verdict on Wednesday.
CBC Canada reports that Grantham will be ineligible for parole for at least 14 years, which was included in his sentence.
Nonetheless, Justice Kathryn Kerr claimed Grantham’s saving grace was that he did not continue the orgy despite knowing he had committed a crime.
Wow. Haven’t watched this show. Ryan Grantham from TV show Riverdale gets life sentence for murder – he killed his mum 😦 pic.twitter.com/DWVCTeuuj5
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Meanwhile, Grantham’s attorney, Chris Johnson, mentioned that the 22-year-old star didn’t appear to be shocked by the verdict.
He mentioned, “I think he anticipated the judge’s verdict on him. I think he was very concerned about the whole thing. He’s a fairly small guy, going to the prison system, and I’m sure it was a daunting and intimidating one for him. Terrible thought.
Hollywood teen actor Ryan Grantham gets life sentence for murder of mother in 2020 pic.twitter.com/ZA8xOBDdbw
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Ryan Grantham had mental problems when he killed his mother
Ryan Grantham shot his mother while playing the piano at his home in Squamish, British Columbia. The incident took place on March 31, 2020. Grantham was 21 at the time.
Diaries of a Wimpy Kid actor plans to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after killing his mom, according to reports.
According to a CBC article, “His car was loaded with three guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping supplies, and a route map to the Rideau Lodge in Ottawa. He took the killing The thoughts of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are starting to head east.
But Grantham did not drive to Trudeau’s residence, but to police headquarters in Vancouver. He then turned himself in.
In addition, Crown Prosecutor Michaela Donnelly referred to several psychiatric reports. They revealed that Grantham was suffering from “severe clinical depression” before committing the crime.
The report mentioned that he was “experiencing violence and suicidal urges”.
In addition, Grantham reportedly decided to murder his mother “so that she would not see the violence he intended”.
Meanwhile, Grantham’s sister Lisa Grantham mentioned in an interview with Complex magazine that their mother was battling cancer.
She added, “She was vulnerable and Ryan didn’t give her a chance to protect herself. It pained me to know he was a threat to her life.