October 6, 2022
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‘Riverdale’ Actor Ryan Grantham Sentenced to Life in Jail for Killing His Mom

Ryan Grantham, who performed Jeffrey Augustine on the fourth season of the CW’s Riverdale, has been sentenced to life in jail after pleading responsible to murdering his mom, Barbara Waite, in 2020.

The 24-year-old was sentenced at British Columbia Supreme Court docket in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 21. Grantham pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide, although he had initially been charged with first-degree homicide. He was given a life sentence with no eligibility for parole for the primary 14 years.

Grantham turned himself into the police on April 1, 2020, the place he admitted to capturing his mom at the back of the pinnacle. He has remained in custody for the previous two and a half years and, in line with Deadline, has been collaborating in a psychological well being program. He’s at present being ready for switch to a extra everlasting facility.

It was revealed in courtroom that Grantham had filmed a video of his mom’s physique and confessed to the killing on digicam. He had additionally written about plans to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and regarded committing a mass capturing at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser College or on the enduring Lions Gate Bridge.

He loaded a automobile with three weapons, ammunition, and 12 Molotov cocktails and set off in the direction of the city of Hope earlier than turning round and driving to a Vancouver police station. Upon arriving on the station, Grantham bluntly instructed an officer, “I killed my mom.”

A former baby actor, Grantham’s different credit embody the 2010 film Diary of a Wimpy Child, in addition to small roles in Supernatural, iZombie, and The Imaginarium of Physician Parnassus.

“Within the face of one thing so horrible, saying sorry appears so pointless,” Grantham instructed the courtroom again in March. “However from each fiber of my being, I’m sorry.”