‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced to everyday living in prison for killing mom, organizing PM Trudeau assassination

‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced to everyday living in prison for killing mom, organizing PM Trudeau assassination

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A previous actor on the CW sequence “Riverdale” has been sentenced to lifestyle in prison immediately after admitting to killing his mother and planning to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justice Trudeau. 

Ryan Grantham, 24, was sentenced at British Columbia Supreme Courtroom in Vancouver on Tuesday. The actor is also ineligible for parole for the subsequent 14 many years.

Grantham experienced previously pled guilty to the second-degree murder of his 64-calendar year-aged mom Barbara Waite.

Waite was reportedly participating in piano in the family’s Squamish, British Columbia dwelling on March 31, 2020, when her son shot her in the back again of the head. 


Actor Ryan Grantham arrives at 2013 UBCP/ACTRA Awards on November 24, 2013, in Vancouver, Canada.  

Actor Ryan Grantham comes at 2013 UBCP/ACTRA Awards on November 24, 2013, in Vancouver, Canada.  
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For the duration of a June hearing, prosecutors explained that the younger actor recorded a GoPro movie in the wake of the killing and recorded his mother’s dead body.

“I shot her in the back again of the head,” Grantham reportedly admitted on movie. “In the moments soon after, she would have acknowledged it was me.”

Grantham reportedly wished to defend his mom from witnessing the acts of violence he prepared to commit soon after, in accordance to prosecutors. Her human body was soon uncovered by Grantham’s sister, Lisa.

The working day just after the killing, the actor reportedly packed his truck up with Molotov cocktails, guns and ammunition and drove east with the intention of killing Trudeau in Ottawa. 

Grantham then turned close to after contemplating about committing a mass shooting at Simon Fraser University, in which he was enrolled. He eventually turned himself in to the Vancouver Police Department that night.


Grantham admitting to planning to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before eventually turning himself in.

Grantham admitting to arranging to assassinate Canadian Primary Minister Justin Trudeau prior to ultimately turning himself in.
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The younger actor experienced reportedly expert inner thoughts of melancholy and self-hatred, which prosecutors feel was exacerbated by isolation, smoking an abnormal total of hashish and watching gory movies on the Net.

In a journal entry prepared the day of the killing, Grantham reportedly apologized to his relatives and explained “no 1” would have an understanding of him.

“I am so sorry mom, I’m so sorry Lisa… I despise myself,” he wrote, according to prosecutors. “You will find a ton of media of me out there… movie and TV… hundreds of hrs of me that can be viewed and dissected… No one will fully grasp.”

Justice Kathleen Ker mentioned that Grantham was acquiring counseling in jail and appeared to be bettering, according to the CBC.

Grantham appeared on the CW's hit series "Riverdale" as minor character Jeffery Augustine in Season 4.

Grantham appeared on the CW’s hit series “Riverdale” as minimal character Jeffery Augustine in Time 4.
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Ryan Grantham portrayed teen Jeffery Augustine on the horror-crime series “Riverdale,” which is encouraged by the “Archie” comedian ebook sequence. He appears in Year 4 for killing a key character, Fred Andrews, with his father’s truck.

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His other credits include small roles in the Television set sequence “Supernatural” and the 2013 movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

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