Life sentence for actor who killed mother and wanted to attack Justin Trudeau (video)

Life sentence for actor who killed mother and wanted to attack Justin Trudeau (video)
Life sentence for actor who killed mother and wanted to attack Justin Trudeau (video)

A court in Canada has found former child actor Ryan Grantham guilty of parental murder and planning an attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The man received a life sentence and will not be eligible for parole for the first 14 years of his conviction.

Through Editorial Online


 - 23/09/2022 at 20:00

The 24-year-old American Ryan Grantham played a few roles as a child, including in the series ‘Riverdale’, ‘Supernatural’ and the film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. In 2020, however, things went wrong and he killed his mother Barbara Waite. He filmed the body with a Go-Pro camera showing his mother’s body and saying the following words: “I shot her in the head from behind while she was playing the piano. She only knew for a short time that it was me».

Confession

Hours after the murder, and after heavy use of marijuana and alcohol, he filled his car with three guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails and camping equipment. He drove 200 miles toward the home of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose address was found in his GPS. However, he changed his mind and turned himself in to the police, where he admitted to the murder of his mother.

In court, the former actor also admitted that he had contemplated a mass attack on Vancouver’s Lion’s Gate Bridge, or Simon Fraser University, where he was a student himself.

Guilty of manslaughter

The British Columbia court found the man guilty of manslaughter, but he was first charged with murder. The actor admitted the facts. He has been in pre-trial detention for 2.5 years where he is following a program to boost his mental health. In the months before the facts, Grantham struggled with anxiety attacks, depression and suicidal thoughts.

He has no chance of parole for the next fourteen years.


The article is in Dutch

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