Ryan Grantham suffered from severe mental illness before his mother was murdered. Prosecutors say he premeditated the murder. It is believed he killed his mother to prevent him from seeing the violence he later committed. His shocking news shocked many who loved him.
He will be eligible for parole after serving 14 years in prison, a spokesman for the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver said.
Judge Kathleen Kerr said at Tuesday’s hearing that the case was tragic and heartbreaking, according to the CBC. Before making her decision, she recounted some horrific details about Barbara Waite’s murder, according to the TV station.
Grantham, who starred in Riverdale and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, shot and killed his mother while she was playing the piano at home, prosecutors said. The next day, he allegedly loaded the car with three guns, Molotov cocktails, ammunition, camping supplies, and a map with directions to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
At the end what happened?
Riverdale and Diaries of a Wimpy Kid actor Ryan Grantham allegedly tried to plot the assassination of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed the case and sentenced Grantham to the second-degree death penalty in March. He murdered his mother, Barbara Waite, 64, in his home.
He was previously charged with first-degree murder, but in March 2022, he was convicted of second-degree murder. Later, he planned to drive to Ottawa to assassinate Justin Trudeau. He decided to change his mind and turned himself in at Vancouver police headquarters.
There is a difference between first-degree, second-, and third-degree murder
First-degree murder is premeditated. plan. First-degree is considered the most serious form of murder and is designed to kill the victim. Second-degree murder is intentional murder without any premeditation.
Although the defendant may have the intent to harm, intent to murder is not required. The third level includes premeditated and less serious homicides. In simple terms, it is the unintentional death of someone while doing something dangerous. The Wimpy Kid actor’s case has many people questioning the seriousness of depression.