Ryan Grantham is 24 years of age and is a Canadian actor who is known for his turns in Riverdale and Dairy of Wimpy Kid. Now for the rest of his life, he would be known as a murderer and spend the rest of his life behind bars after murdering his mother. He has admitted shooting his mother at the back of her head as she played piano in March 2020.
He was also plotting to assassinate Justin Trudeau after the day of his mother’s death. He loaded his car with guns, ammunition, and a dozen Molotov cocktails with a map to the Canadian Prime Minister’s Ottawa residence. He didn’t make it to that point and instead drove to Vancouver police headquarters, where he did turn himself in. He told one officer that he had killed his mother. Ryan Grantham played the role of Jeffrey Augustine in the 2019 episode of Riverdale. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and would not be eligible for parole for 14 years.
Justice Kathleen Ker had passed the judgment on Grantham. While declaring the judgment, she said she had considered the 24-year-old‘s mental health issues. She added that it was the saving grace that he had maintained enough of attachment to reality not to cause any further harm.
Throughout the trial, Grantham’s defense claimed that the actor suffered from mental health issues like anxiety and depression. The defense claimed that Grantham contemplated suicide and harming months before murdering his mother. The actor also wrote his murderous plan in his diary before carrying them out. The prosecutors also noted that Grantham is an experience firearm user and is a member of a gun club. He had purchased the.
22 caliber rifle that he had used to kill his mother several months before the shooting while aware of experiencing homicidal feelings. Grantham also had a cannabis use disorder going back several years. This was confirmed by two psychiatric reports. Post this mother’s death, the actor spent hours smoking marijuana and drinking beer. He also prepared Molotov cocktails for the trip to kill Trudeau the next day. The actor was worried that his mother would find out about his marijuana use and poor academic performance.