Ryan Grantham Sentenced to Life for Killing His Mother Actor of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and ‘Riverdale’

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The actor Ryan Grantham was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his mother.

Grantham is well-known for his character on Diary of a Wimpy Kid as well as his role in Riverdale He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March of 2020 to murder the mother of his character, Barbara Waite.

The 24 year-old was handed a life-long sentence at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday. He won’t be eligible to parole until 14 years Canadian’s CBC reports.

According to the news publication, Justice Kathleen Ker said dramatic statements made by loved ones of the victim including Grantham’s sister, revealed that the “life-shattering” impact of the tragedy. She also said that the actor’s “saving grace” was that the actor was aware of his actions and didn’t embark into the spree.Speaking of Grantham’s psychological illness, Ker noted that he was struggling for prior to the moment he fired the gun and was looking at disturbing footage on the dark internet.

He’s receiving treatment for psychiatric issues while in prison and is showing signs of improvement Ker said. Ker in CBC. CBC.

The lawyer representing the child actor Chris Johnson said, according to CTV the channel, that Grantham was not shocked by the sentence. “I think he anticipated what the judge gave him as a sentence,” Johnson stated. “I think he’s pretty apprehensive about the whole thing. He’s a fairly tiny person, and to go to the prison system, I’m sure it’s a daunting and scary thought for him.”

Ker also mentioned Grantham’s “diminutive” size and said she would not recommend Grantham to be sent to the maximum security prison.

Grantham was just 21 when he killed his mother’s head in the course of she was playing piano.After that March 31 2020 shooting, Grantham allegedly planned to murder Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. The car was loaded with three firearms and ammunition as well as 12- Molotov drinks, some camping gear as well as a map that gave the directions for Rideau Cottage, where Trudeau resided with his family, CBC published that day.

Grantham was never able to make the trip to Trudeau’s house but instead, he went towards Vancouver the police station to surrender his back on the police.

Crown prosecutor Michaela Donnelly cited two reports of psychiatric evaluations that indicated the actor was suffering from the “intense period of clinical depression” in the weeks prior to the murder, CBC reported.The reports also indicated, as per CBC the report, the fact that Grantham had been “experiencing urges to commit violence and kill himself.” CBC reported that the reports stated that Grantham had made the choice to murder his mom “to spare her from seeing the violence he intended to commit.”

Complex revealed Grantham’s younger sister Lisa Grantham found their mother on April 1st. Lisa provided an impact statement of the victim with the court. She said that she was a mother who battled cancer she had been her “best friend.”

“She was vulnerable and Ryan gave her no chance to defend herself. It pains me to know he was a danger to her life,” she told Complex. in a report by Complex. She and her mother’s daughter told the court that they “fear his release from prison.”

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