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Ryan Grantham, former Riverdale actor sentenced to life in prison for murdering mother

Ryan Grantham found out his legal fate.

The actor, best known for his roles in ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, has been charged with second-degree murder for the murder of his mother, Barbara Waite, in March 2020. pleaded guilty.

On Tuesday, he was sentenced to life in prison.

The 24-year-old boy is eligible for parole after serving 14 years of this sentence.

The court also issued a lifetime firearms ban against Grantham at a September 20 hearing.

Both life imprisonment and a firearms ban are mandatory for second-degree murder in British Columbia, according to a statement from BC Prosecution Services.

According to Canada’s CBC, Judge Kathleen Carr said moving messages in court from victims’ loved ones (such as Grantham’s sister) demonstrated the “life-shattering” nature of the murder. rice field.

She added that the actor’s “saving grace” was that he was fully aware of what he had done to keep him from going to the killer.

The judge touched on Grantham’s mental health struggles, noting that he had issues weeks before the actor pulled the trigger, as well as watching violent footage on the dark web.

According to the CBC, Grantham received psychiatric treatment while in prison and appears to be showing improvement.

Following the sentencing, Grantham’s attorney told E! News that Grantham “worked hard to turn his life around” after he was arrested.

“He has received a lot of psychological support and is struggling with what he did and what he has done,” his attorney said in a statement.

“But he hopes he can devote the rest of his life to making amends.”

Grantham admitted to shooting his mother in the back of the head while she was playing the piano at home two and a half years ago.

After committing the crime, Grantham filmed a video of himself in which he, then 21, confessed to the murder and filmed his mother’s corpse.

After the March 31, 2020 murders, Grantham was allegedly plotting to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He loaded the car with three guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping gear, and a map with directions to Rideau Cottage, where Trudeau lived with his family.

CBC reported at the time that Grantham never made it to Trudeau’s mansion and instead turned himself in to Vancouver Police Headquarters.

On the third and final day of hearings in June this year, Grantham released a statement reflecting his actions in court.

“It breaks my heart to think about how much of my life I’ve wasted,” he said at the time.

“It seems pointless to say sorry in the face of something so horrible. But from every fiber of my being, I am sorry.”

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