Former “Riverdale” and “Diary of a Wimpy Child” actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in jail after killing his mom so she wouldn’t need to see his try and assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Grantham pleaded responsible earlier this 12 months to the homicide of his mom, Barbara Waite. He was sentenced this week on the B.C. Supreme Courtroom in Vancouver, CBC experiences.
In accordance with courtroom paperwork, the incident occurred in March 2020, inside Waite’s Squamish townhouse. Grantham admitted that he shot his mom in the pinnacle as she performed piano. He filmed the aftermath with a GoPro digicam. The actor additionally confessed through the GroPro recording to killing Waite.
Grantham mentioned he needed to kill Waite to cease her from witnessing his plot to kill Trudeau. After his mom’s dying, he loaded his car up with “three weapons, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, tenting provides and a map with instructions to Rideau Cottage,” the place Trudeau was staying, Individuals experiences.
The tried assassination, nevertheless, by no means occurred and Grantham has not been charged in connection along with his statements.
Following his mom’s dying, Grantham lined her with a white sheet and place candles round her, the courtroom heard.
Justice Kathleen Ker famous Grantham’s psychological well being points however mentioned he had sufficient “saving grace” and grips with actuality to grasp what he did was mistaken. Whereas in jail awaiting trial, the defendant acquired psychiatric assist and was reportedly progressing and getting optimistic opinions.
Grantham will probably be eligible for parole consideration after serving 14 years behind bars.
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