Former child star Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his mother in 2020.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Riverdale actor, 24, was given a life sentence in the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday, and will not be eligible for parole for 14 years, according to the CBC.
Who Is Ryan Grantham
Ryan Grantham is a Canadian actor. Among the series in which he participated are Riverdale, Supernatural and IZombie.
How Did Ryan Murdered His Mom
Prosecutors said in a June hearing that on March 31, 2020, Grantham shot his 64-year-old mother, Barbara Waite, in the back of the head as she played piano. The court reportedly learned that Grantham rehearsed the murder and took videos throughout the proceedings, including one in which he confessed and showed his mother’s body.
Why Did He Shoot His Mother
Speaking about Grantham’s mental health issues, Ker noted that he had been having difficulties weeks before the actor pulled the trigger and had been viewing violent footage on the dark web.
He is getting psychiatric treatment while in jail and appears to be showing improvement, said Ker according to CBC.
The child actor’s lawyer Chris Johnson said, according to CTV, that Grantham is not shocked at the sentencing.
Another Shock From Ryan Grantham
Detectives investigating the case say Grantham later confessed he was attempting to kill Trudeau and wrote about his goal in a journal.
The Court Verdict Said That The Case Is…
Justice Kathleen Ker described the case as heartbreaking, tragic, and life-shattering while giving him the sentence.