The actor Ryan Grantham – featured within the CW present Riverdale and the film Diary of a Wimpy Child – has been sentenced to life in jail for fatally capturing his mom of their dwelling in Canada.
Grantham, 24, was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading responsible earlier this yr to second-degree homicide, which carries an automated sentence of life in jail, reported the New York Occasions.
On 31 March 2020, Grantham, then 21, shot his 64-year-old mom, Barbara Waite, at the back of the pinnacle with a handgun as she performed piano.
The crime occurred within the household dwelling positioned in Squamish, about an hour away from Vancouver.
Shortly after the homicide, Grantham recorded a video confessing to the crime. He later informed the authorities that he had deliberate on killing Canadian prime minster Justin Trudeau and probably finishing up a mass capturing at a neighborhood college, however he modified his thoughts.
He informed police that he rationalized killing his mom as sparing her from having to take care of the aftermath of his aborted plans to assassinate Trudeau and shoot up a college, the Occasions reported.
Grantham’s sentencing listening to Wednesday was largely to find out when he may apply for parole. Prosecutors requested for a ready interval of 17 to 18 years whereas Grantham’s protection requested considered one of solely 12 years. The choose, Kathleen Ker, determined that Grantham should serve 14 years earlier than being eligible to use for parole, in accordance with the Hollywood Reporter.
Grantham has been imprisoned since 1 April 2020. Two-court appointed psychiatrists assessed him, the Hollywood Reporter added.
Based on his legal professional Chris Johnson, Grantham has critical psychological well being points.
“The psychiatrists agreed that on the time of this horrendous occasion he was affected by a significant depressive dysfunction and a hashish use dysfunction, amongst different issues,” Johnson informed the Hollywood Reporter.
Grantham has appeared in quite a few motion pictures and tv exhibits. In addition to Riverdale and Diary of a Wimpy Child, he was additionally within the tv present Supernatural.