Ryan Grantham, Riverdale actor gets life sentence for killing his mother

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The British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday sentenced Ryan Grantham, a 24-year-old Canadian actor, to life in prison.

The actor who played Jeffery Augustine in the famous teen drama Riverdale, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after he was initially charged with first-degree murder. 

Ryan Grantham, Riverdale actor gets life sentence for killing his mother
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The prosecutors have stated that he had plotted to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well. 

In the Court, the 24-year-old has admitted to shooting his mother in the back of her head when she was playing piano in her home in the north of Vancouver. 

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Ryan Grantham, Riverdale actor gets life sentence for killing his mother
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In a Go-Pro camera, Grantham filmed his mother’s body after shooting where he reportedly said, “I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me.”

He drank beer and smoked marijuana in the following hours of murder, packed his car with a total of three guns, 12 Molotov cocktails, ammunition and many camping supplies. Later, he went towards Mr. Trudeau’s cottage residence. After driving for almost 200 kilometers, he turned around and went to the police station where he told an officer – “I killed my mother”.

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The court also heard that Grantham had considered going on to do mass violence at Vancouver’s Lion Gate bridge or at Simon Fraser University. He was a student at the same. Both of these places were on route before he decided to turn his car and submit himself. 

He has now been in custody for the last two and half years and he is also participating in a mental health program.


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