Ryan Grantham was sentenced to life in prison after previously confessing to the murder of his own mother.
riverdale The 24-year-old alum was sentenced on Wednesday, September 21 by the Supreme Court of Canada in British Columbia. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBK). The verdict also showed that Grantham would not be eligible for parole for 14 years and must follow a lifetime ban on firearms.
Grantham previously confessed to the 2020 murder of his mother Barbara Waite after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Waite was found dead two years ago in their shared townhouse. supernatural Alum later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March, charges that automatically lead to life in Canada.
“I cannot explain or justify my actions. I have no excuse,” Grantham said during a June court hearing, apologizing for his actions. “It hurts me to think about how much I’ve wasted my life.” He added, “In the face of something so terrible, it seems so pointless to apologize. But with every fiber of my being, I’m sorry.”
After the verdict, the actor’s lawyer Chris Johnsonnoted that his client “worked very hard to turn his life around” after his arrest.
“He got a lot of psychological help and he’s been struggling with what he’s done and facing it,” Johnson said Thursday, September 22, in a statement to E! News. “But he hopes he can devote the rest of his life to making amends.”
During the trial, the actor’s lawyer stated that Grantham’s mental health issues contributed to his motive for Waite’s murder.
“At the time of the crime, this murder was not done out of hatred or hostility,” Johnson said during a June hearing. “It was done in Mr. Grantham’s erratic mind so that his mother wouldn’t see what he thought he was about to do.”
I am a zombie Alum’s struggle with mental illness really made an impact Judge Kathleen Kersentencing according to CBC. Ker reflected on his issues in making the decision, noting that he had sought psychiatric help while in prison and that he was truly remorseful for his actions.
Grantham became famous as an actor in television and film projects such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Become a Redwood as well as supernatural. In June 2019, he was cast as Geoffrey Augustine in season 4 of the series Riverdale. The Canadian native character killed Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) in a fatal car crash.
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