Life for Riverdale actor who shot his mother

Life for Riverdale actor who shot his mother
Life for Riverdale actor who shot his mother

Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his mother last March. The actor even planned to kill the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

The Riverdale actor, who was sentenced to life in prison, will not be able to appeal for parole for 14 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his 64-year-old mother, Barbara Waite, while she was playing the piano in March 2020 .

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He then drove to Justin Trudeau’s residence with three guns, ammunition and 12 Molotov cocktails in his car before deciding to turn himself in to authorities.

Under Canadian law, a charge of second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence, and the only thing his lawyers could question was how long he would have to serve before he could be granted parole.

They argued in June that Grantham should be eligible for parole after 12 years since he pleaded guilty and expressed remorse for his actions, while the federal government argued he should serve 17 to 18 years.

But on Wednesday, according to the CBC, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Kerr ruled that he should serve only 14 years, citing the actor’s mental health and remorse as mitigating factors.

He noted that the actor seemed genuinely remorseful in his apology and was seeking psychiatric help in prison, where he appeared to be making progress.

Also, she said that the decision not to commit a mass murder in a school or to assassinate the prime minister, as she had originally planned, was a mitigating factor.

The timeline of the murder

Grantham shot his mother in the back of the head while she was playing the piano on March 31, 2020, and recorded a video in which he confessed to the murder, showing his mother’s lifeless body.

The actor then bought beer and ‘weed’, experimented with making molotov cocktails and watched Netflix, before covering his mother’s body with a sheet and going to bed.

The next morning, Grantham told authorities, he hung a rosary on Waite’s piano and placed candles around her body before filling his car with three guns, ammunition, a dozen Molotov cocktails, camping equipment and directions to his country home. Trudeau in Ottawa.

He had planned to travel more than… 50 hours to kill Trudeau, before changing his mind and considering committing “an act of mass violence” at Simon Fraser University, where he had dropped out.

Waite’s body was found on April 1, 2020 by her daughter Lisa, who arrived home after Waite failed to return her calls and texts.

“How can I trust anyone when my only brother chose to execute my mum when they turned their back on her,” Lisa Grantham told the court.


The article is in Greek

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