Actor Ryan Grantham, 24, has been sentenced to life in prison in Canada for the murder of his mother. He can only apply for parole within 14 years.
The young actor turned himself in to police on March 31, 2020 after his mother shot his 64-year-old mother in the back of the head at their home in Canada. It was later revealed that Grantham had videotaped the body and confessed to the murder. A day later, he is said to have carefully moved the body and created a semi-religious scene. Then he fled. What he wanted to do next is not entirely clear. But the actor is said to have at one point thought of killing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He wrote that in a diary that was submitted as evidence. He would also have considered a shooting at a university or on a bridge.
Luckily it didn’t get that far. Instead, he went to the police and told that he had killed his mother.
On Thursday, the actor was told that he would receive a life sentence. According to local media, that sentence was more or less fixed, but it was mainly a matter of waiting for the number of years before he could apply for parole. So that’s 14.
The actor’s name may not immediately ring a bell, but Grantham has appeared in more than 30 films and series. He played the character Jeffrey Augustine in the fourth season of the series Riverdale and he played a part in the film Diary of a wimpy kid. He also appeared in Supernatural, iZombie and The imaginary of Doctor Parnassus. (sgg)