Actor Ryan Grantham of ‘Riverdale’ fame has been sentenced to life behind bars for the homicide of his mom in 2020.
In keeping with Deadline, the by-the-book second-degree homicide punishment with out the potential of parole for 14 years was given by British Columbia Supreme Courtroom Justice Kathleen Ker on September 21 in Vancouver.
With the sentence already a foregone conclusion over the legal guidelines of the Canadian province, the one actual wild card was how lengthy the responsible pleading Grantham must wait earlier than the at the moment 24-year-old may apply for parole, reported Deadline.
Grantham, who’s a Leo Awards nominee, turned himself in to police quickly after taking pictures his 64-year-old mom Barbara Waite at the back of the top on March 31, 2020, within the household’s Squamish residence.
In a listening to earlier this yr, prosecutors beneficial that Grantham obtain parole ineligibility as much as 18 years; nonetheless, his authorized staff urged that it’s 12 years. Looks like Justice Ker, in her ruling this week, met them within the center.
It later was revealed in court docket that Grantham took video of the physique and confessed to the killing on-camera after the homicide of his mom. After rigorously arranging the physique in a semi-religious scene a day later Grantham hit the street.
With ever-changing intent, he at one level was going to attempt to kill Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, as he additionally wrote in a journal entered as proof. Grantham additionally thought-about committing a mass taking pictures at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser College or on the long-lasting Lions Gate Bridge.
Nevertheless, none of this occurred as Grantham as a substitute went to the East Vancouver cop store and surrendered. “I killed my mom,” he’s reported to have bluntly declared to police on the entrance desk of the station.
Legislation enforcement officers in Vancouver confirmed to Deadline that Grantham, who was initially charged with first-degree homicide, has been in custody for the previous two and a half years.
With round 30 credit on his resume, Grantham noticeably performed Jeffrey Augustine on the fourth season of CW’s ‘Riverdale’ in 2019. Whereas showing briefly, the character had a pivotal position within the Archie comics-based present.
As per Deadline, beginning his profession again in 2007, Grantham additionally appeared within the 2010 film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Child’, in addition to stints on ‘Supernatural’, ‘iZombie’ and ‘The Imaginarium of Physician Parnassus’.
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