Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham sentenced to life in prison for killing his mother

VANCOUVER, CANADA.- Ryan Grantham, actor from the series Riverdale, He was sentenced to life in prison after plead guilty to killing his mother Barbara Waite 64 years old, shot in the neck.

Despite the sentence received, the defense of the child actor revealed that in 14 years he could get his freedom.

It was in March 2022 that the actor confessed to killing his mother, who had cancer, when she was playing the piano. Grantham revealed that he recorded the moment. In addition, he confessed that among his plans was to kill the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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In Ryan’s chilling confession in court in Vancouver, he mentioned: “I shot him in the back of the head. Moments later, she would have known it was me (…) In the face of something so horrible, asking for forgiveness seems so useless, but from every fiber of my being, I feel it.

The life sentence that the actor received is with the possibility of obtaining parole in 15 years, according to a statement from BC Prosecution Services which got ‘E! News’.

corpse in the vehicle

Ryan Grantham, actor who gave life to Jeffrey Augustin in the series Netflix’s Riverdale, recounted during a hearing how he killed his 64-year-old mother and the reasons why he did it. He also confessed who his second victim was.

After killing his mother, the 24-year-old actor went in search of his second victim. He armed with three pistols, ammunition, Molotov cocktails, camping supplies and a map because his idea was to assassinate the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.

On the reasons for killing his mother in cold blood, Grantham justified that he did it because “he did not want her to see the act of violence he was going to commit”, since his intentions were to end Trudeau’s life.

According to the reconstruction of the facts of the authorities, one day after killing his mother, Ryan traveled with his mother’s body inside his vehicle. It is estimated that he drove for about 50 hours.

Before leaving the scene of the crime, he tested some explosive bombs that he had at his disposal.

However, upon reaching Hope County, he stopped to think and that was where he decided not to continue his mission and turned himself in to the Vancouver authorities.