Canadian actor Ryan Grantham was sentenced to life in jail after he pleaded responsible to killing his mom in March 2020.
He might be eligible for parole after serving 14 years, a spokesperson for the British Columbia Supreme Court docket in Vancouver stated.
Justice Kathleen Ker stated throughout Tuesday’s listening to that the case was tragic and heartbreaking, in line with CBC. Earlier than handing down the choice, she recounted a few of the horrific particulars of Barbara Waite’s homicide, the newspaper reported.
Prosecutors stated Grantham, who starred in “Riverdale” and “Diary of a Wimpy Child,” shot and killed his mom whereas she was taking part in piano at their residence. The subsequent day he allegedly loaded his automobile with three firearms, Molotov cocktails, ammunition, tenting provides and a map that had instructions to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s residence.
Grantham, then 21, deliberate to kill Trudeau however drove to Hope, British Columbia, earlier than turning the automobile round with a plan to commit mass violence at his faculty, Simon Fraser College, or at Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge, in line with CBC.
As a substitute of committing these acts, Grantham drove to Vancouver police and admitted to killing his mom, the newspaper reported. He was charged with second-degree homicide.
Chris Johnson, Grantham’s lawyer, advised NBC Information in a telephone name Friday that his consumer beforehand made a press release to the courtroom expressing regret for what he did.
Johnson stated on the time of the homicide, Grantham was coping with untreated psychological well being challenges together with a significant depressive order. A psychiatrist stated Grantham stated he killed his mom so she would not must see what he was about to do however he finally didn’t perform the plot.
“It’s uncommon circumstances, for certain. I believe the consequence was a good consequence given every little thing that occurred,” the lawyer stated.