Why did Ryan Grantham kill his mother? ‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced to life in prison

Former child actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his mother.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Ryan Grantham sentenced to life in prison for murdering mother

In March 2020, Ryan Grantham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the murder of his mother, Barbara Waite.

However, the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver issued its ruling on Wednesday.

Canadian CBC media reported that Grantham was ineligible for parole for at least 14 years included in the sentence.

Nevertheless, Judge Kathleen Ker argued that Grantham’s saving grace was that he did not wander off knowing that he had committed a crime.

Meanwhile, Grantham’s attorney Chris Johnson said the 22-year-old star did not appear to have been shocked by the verdict.

He said, ‘I think I expected the judge’s sentence. I think he’s pretty nervous about everything. He’s a pretty small guy and I’m sure going to the prison system is a daunting and frightening idea for him.’

Ryan Grantham suffered mental problems when he killed his mother.

Ryan Grantham was shot in the head by his mother while playing the piano at her home in Squamish, British Columbia. The incident occurred on March 31, 2020. Grantham was 21 at the time.

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According to the CBC article, ‘The car contained three guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping gear, and a map with directions to Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. He started driving east with the intention of killing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.’

But instead of heading to Trudeau’s mansion, Grantham headed to the police headquarters in Vancouver. After that, he submitted himself.

In addition, prosecutor Michaela Donnelly referred to several psychiatric reports. They revealed that Grantham had gone through “a period of severe clinical depression” before committing the crime.

The report noted that he was “experiencing violence and suicidal urges”.

It was also reported that Grantham had decided to murder his mother ‘so as not to see the violence he was intended to commit’.

Meanwhile, Grantham’s sister, Lisa Grantham, said in an interview with Complex Magazine that her mother was battling cancer.

‘She was vulnerable and Ryan didn’t give her a chance to defend herself,’ she said. It broke my heart to know that he was endangering her life.’


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