Ex Riverdale And Diary of a Wimpy Kid actor Ryan Grantham In 2020 he was sentenced to life behind bars with no possibility of parole for 14 years for killing his mother.
British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Kerr handed down the by-the-book second-degree murder sentence on September 21. Vancouver. The real wild card is how long Grant, now 24, will have to wait to plead guilty before applying for parole, with the sentence already waived under the Canadian province’s laws.
The Leo Awards On March 31, 2020, Grantham turned himself into police after shooting his 64-year-old mother, Barbara Waite, in the back of the head at the family’s Squamish home, north of Vancouver.
A second-degree murder charge in BC carries a sentence of 10 to 25 years without parole eligibility. In that context, prosecutors recommended up to 18 years of parole ineligibility at a sentencing hearing earlier this year. The former actor’s legal team recommended 12 years as a fair result. It is clear that Judge Care met them in the middle in this week’s ruling.
Grantham, originally charged with first-degree murder, has been in custody for the past two and a half years, a timeline law enforcement officials in Vancouver confirmed today. Grantham has been participating in a mental health program since his arrest and is preparing to be moved to a more permanent facility, sources said.
With about 30 credits on his resume, Grantham starred as Jeffrey Augustine in the fourth season. CW Soap Riverdale In 2019. While appearing briefly, the character played a major role in the Archie Comics-based show. It was Geoffrey Augustine who killed the late Luke Perry Fred Andrews portrayed Hit and Run in the series, which changed almost everything about the show. Grantham who started his career in 2007 also appeared in 2010 movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid, As well as stints Supernatural, iZombie And inside The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.
It was later revealed in court that after killing his mother, Grantham videotaped the body and confessed to the murder on camera. A day later, after carefully arranging the body in a quasi-religious display, Grantham hit the road. With ever-changing intentions, he was at one point going to try to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he wrote in a sourced magazine. Grantham also considered mass shootings at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University or the iconic Lions Gate Bridge.
Fortunately, none of that came to pass and instead Grantham went to the East Vancouver police station and surrendered. “I killed my mother,” he allegedly declared to police at the station’s front desk.
In March this year, the multi-credit actor regretted what he had done. “In the face of something so horrific, it seems so pointless to apologize,” Grantham told the Vancouver court and Judge Gerry, reading from a paper. “But from every fiber of my being, I regret it.”
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