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‘Riverdale’ Actor Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Mother’s Murder

Actor Ryan Grantham, known for ‘Riverdale’, has been sentenced to life behind bars. (File)


Actor Ryan Grantham of ‘Riverdale’ fame has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his mother in 2020.

According to Deadline, the by-the-book second-degree murder sentence without parole for 14 years was given by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Ker on Sept. 21 in Vancouver.

With the verdict already a foregone conclusion on Canadian province laws, the only real wildcard was how long the guilty pleading Grantham would have to wait before the currently 24-year-old could apply for parole, Deadline reported.

Grantham, who is a Leo Awards nominee, turned himself in to police shortly after shooting his 64-year-old mother Barbara Waite in the back of the head at the family’s Squamish home on March 31, 2020.

In a hearing earlier this year, prosecutors advised that Grantham would not be eligible for parole until the age of 18; however, his legal team suggested it would be 12 years. It appears that Judge Ker, in her ruling this week, met them in the middle.

It was later revealed in court that Grantham had captured video of the body and confessed to the murder on camera after his mother’s murder. After carefully arranging the body in a semi-religious scene a day later, Grantham set off.

With ever-changing intentions, he would at some point attempt to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as he also wrote in a diary entered as evidence. Grantham also considered mass shooting at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver or the iconic Lions Gate Bridge.

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This did not happen, however, when Grantham instead went to the East Vancouver police shop and surrendered. “I killed my mother”, he is said to have bluntly stated to the police at the station reception.

Vancouver law enforcement officers confirmed to Deadline that Grantham, who was originally charged with first-degree murder, has been in custody for the past two and a half years.

With about 30 credits on his resume, Grantham noticeably played Jeffrey Augustine on the fourth season of CW’s “Riverdale” in 2019. Although the character appeared briefly, he played a pivotal role in the Archie comic-based show.

Per Deadline, which began his career in 2007, Grantham also appeared in the 2010 film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” as well as in “Supernatural,” “iZombie,” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.)



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