“Riverdale” Actor Ryan Granthan Gets Life In Prison For Mother’s Murder
“Riverdale” actor Ryan Granthan has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his mother.
The 24-year-old was sentenced Wednesday in British Columbia, Canada Supreme Court — approximately 6 months after pleading guilty to a second-degree murder charge for the 2020 death of his mother, Barbara Waite.
Prosecutors say the former actor recorded his confession with his own camera in the aftermath of the killing — in the clip, he admitted, “I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me.”
Justice Kathleen Ker described the case as heartbreaking, tragic, and life-shattering while handing down the sentence.
According to prosecutors, Grantham shot his mother in the back of the head while she was playing the piano at home — the following day he loaded his car with guns, ammo, Molotov cocktails, and directions to Rideau Cottage — where Canadian PM Justin Trudeau lives.
According to investigators, Grantham later confessed that he was planning to kill Trudeau and had written about his goal in his journal.
Grantham will not be eligible for parole for 14 years.