23 Sept. 2022 – 3:00 p.m.
After confessing his crime, Ryan Grantham He was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother with a shot to the head and plotting an attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver ruled against the “Riverdale” actor.
During the trial, chilling details of the murder of 64-year-old Barbara Waite came to light. On March 31, 2020, Grantham killed her mother while she was playing the piano and then made a video showing her dead body.
“I shot him in the back of the head. Moments later, she would have known it was me,” the 24-year-old actor, who also starred in the “Supernatural” series and the movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” told the camera. But he also “hung a rosary on the her mother’s piano and placed lighted candles around her body,” reports the newspaper El Mundo.
Ryan Grantham said he was sorry
The evidence against the actor in the Netflix series is overwhelming. After recording the video, he drank beers and smoked marijuana for hours and then decided to carry out his assassination plan. For this reason, he left in his car with three pistols, ammunition and 12 Molotov cocktails heading to Trudeau’s Rideau Cottage residence, details the BBC.
After driving 200 kilometers, Ryan Grantham decided to go to a Vancouver police station, where he turned himself in and confessed to the murder of his mother. There he also admitted that he planned to commit an attack on the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver or at Simon Fraser University, where he studied.
Judge Kathleen Ker, in charge of the case, commented during the hearing that the crime was “heartbreaking”; but also that the actor “He seemed genuinely remorseful.”
For now, Grantham will not be eligible for parole for 14 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
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