October 6, 2022

Riverdale’s Ryan Grantham Sentenced to Life in Jail for Homicide

‘Riverdale’ Alum Ryan Grantham Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering His Mother

Ryan Grantham in ‘Contemplating Love And Different Magic.’

Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in jail after beforehand admitting to killing his personal mom.

The Riverdale alum, 24, was sentenced on Wednesday, September 21, in British Columbia, Canada’s Supreme Court docket, in keeping with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The decision additionally discovered that Grantham is not going to be eligible for the potential of parole for 14 years and should observe a lifetime firearm ban.

Grantham beforehand confessed to killing his mom, Barbara Waite, in 2020 after he was arrested and charged with first-degree homicide. Waite had been discovered useless of their shared townhouse two years earlier. The Supernatural alum later pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide in March, prices which lead to automated life sentences in Canada.

“I can’t clarify or justify my actions. I’ve no excuse,” Grantham mentioned throughout a June courtroom listening to, apologizing for his actions. “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.”

Following his sentencing listening to, the actor’s lawyer, Chris Johnson, famous that his shopper had been working “actually exhausting to show his life round” after his arrest.

“He’s obtained numerous psychological help and he has struggled with what he’s finished and going through that,” Johnson mentioned in a Thursday, September 22, assertion to E! News. “However he hopes to have the ability to dedicate the remainder of his life to creating amends.”

Amid the trial, the actor’s lawyer claimed that Grantham’s psychological well being struggles contributed to his reasonings for killing Waite.

‘Riverdale’ Alum Ryan Grantham Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering His Mother

Ryan Grantham in ‘Riverdale.’

“On the time of the offense, this killing was not finished out of hatred or animosity,” Johnson mentioned throughout the June listening to. “It was finished in Mr. Grantham’s disordered pondering, to forestall his mom from seeing what he thought he was about to do.”

The iZombie alum’s psychological sickness struggles did have an effect on Justice Kathleen Ker’s sentencing, per the CBC. Ker had thought of his challenges in handing down her ruling, noting he’s been searching for psychiatric assist whereas in jail and that he appeared actually remorseful for his actions.

Grantham rose to fame as an actor in TV and movie initiatives equivalent to Diary of a Wimpy ChildTurning into Redwood and Supernatural. In June 2019, he landed the function of Jeffrey Augustine on season 4 of Riverdale. The Canada native’s character killed Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) in a deadly hit-and-run automotive accident.