A former Canadian child star who acted within the hit tv exhibits “Riverdale” and “Supernatural” has been sentenced to life in jail for the killing of his mom.
Ryan Grantham, 24, pleaded responsible in March to second-degree homicide for the killing of Barbara Waite. He admitted to fatally taking pictures his 64-year-old mom on March 31, 2020, with a single gunshot to the again of the pinnacle whereas she performed the piano.
The taking pictures passed off of their house in Squamish, British Columbia, about 50 miles north of Vancouver.
Grantham won’t be eligible for parole for 14 years, the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported on Wednesday.
In a video that was taken with a GoPro digicam and shot shortly after the homicide, Grantham confessed to the killing and confirmed his mom’s physique.
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“I shot her at the back of the pinnacle,” he said in the clip. “Within the moments after, she would have identified it was me.”
Throughout his sentencing listening to in June, authorities revealed that the then-21-year-old man additionally deliberate to drive to Ottawa to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The next day, he packed his automobile with weapons, ammunition, in addition to 12 Molotov cocktails. He additionally introduced Google Maps instructions to Rideau Cottage, the place Trudeau lives.
Grantham additionally considered driving to the college the place he was enrolled to commit a mass taking pictures, authorities mentioned. However later that evening he drove to the Vancouver Police Division constructing in East Vancouver and turned himself in.
In June, on the third and ultimate day of his sentencing listening to, Grantham advised the courtroom that he was sorry and that his mom didn’t should die.
“I can not clarify or justify my actions. I’ve no excuse,” mentioned Grantham. “It hurts me to consider how badly I’ve wasted my life.”
He added, “Within the face of one thing so horrible, saying sorry appears so pointless. However from each fiber of my being, I’m sorry.”