Life sentence for the ‘Riverdale’ actor who murdered his mother

Ryan Grantham, who was the star of ‘Riverdale’, has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his mother. The 24-year-old has received the verdict at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver more than six months after admitting guilt for some events that happened in March 2020. At that time, The actor shot his mother Barbara Waite, 64, in the neck while she was playing the piano..

Judge Kathleen Ker referred to the event as “tragic and heartbreaking”, Well, as detailed by the prosecutors, Grantham recorded a video in the moments after the crime confessing what he had just done. Subsequently, according to the sentenced statement to the authorities, bought beer and marijuana, experimented with making Molotov cocktails and watched Netflix before covering her mother’s body with a sheet and lying down to sleep.

In dialogue with the Police, Grantham assured that in the months prior to his mother’s murder he had entered a very difficult stage. in which he only saw himself smoking weed and surfing the deep web watching violent videos, which would have caused him suicidal thoughts and homicidal ideas. Of course, the judge assured that the actor seemed repentant since in June he apologized for his actions and defended that his mother did not deserve that ending. That has not prevented the sentence is life imprisonment and that there is no possibility of parole for the next 14 years.

He had a plan to kill Justin Trudeau

One day after killing his mother, Grantham created a kind of altar on his mother’s piano placing a rosary and lighted candles next to his body. Later, he loaded his car with three pistols, ammunition, more than a dozen Molotov cocktails and various camping equipment and headed for Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, home to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

As he later confessed, I had a plan to kill himbut after driving for several hours he decided to turn around with the idea of ​​carrying out a mass shooting on the Lions Gate Bridge or at Simon Fraser University in which he studied. Luckily she eventually drove to the Vancouver Police Department and turned herself in with a confession: “I killed my mother.”

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