Ryan Grantham, known for his work in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Riverdale,” has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his mother. Prosecutors revealed that the 24-year-old actor confessed to the crime, which was captured on his personal GoPro camera following the incident in 2020.
According to Cinematicworld, he said, “I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me.”
According to prosecutors, Ryan Grantham was accused of shooting his mother, Barbara Waite, in the back of the head while she was playing the piano. Six months ago, Ryan pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in relation to his mother’s death. On Wednesday, September 21, a judge in British Columbia, Canada, sentenced him to life in prison, referring to the case as “life-shattering.”
According to prosecutors, Ryan Grantham allegedly had plans to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They claimed that one day after his mother’s death, Ryan prepared his car with firearms, ammunition, Molotov cocktails, and directions to the Prime Minister’s residence. It was also stated that Ryan wrote about his intentions regarding Trudeau in his diary.
According to CBC.ca, Ryan Grantham reportedly contemplated carrying out a mass shooting while on his way to Trudeau’s residence. However, he ultimately changed his mind and surrendered himself to the Vancouver police.
The judge, Kathleen Ker, acknowledged that it was fortunate that Ryan did not act upon his thoughts, referring to it as a “saving grace.” As a result, Ryan, known for his roles in “Riverdale” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” will not be eligible for parole for a period of 14 years.