Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham allegedly shot and killed his mother so she wouldn’t have to witness his assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a court heard.
Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham allegedly killed his mother to prevent her from seeing him trying to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The 24-year-old man who plays Jeffery Augustine on Netflix has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after initially being charged with first-degree murder, 64-year-old mother Barbara Waite.
The court heard the actor was contemplating a murder and there was a printed map of the whereabouts of PM’S Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, with plans to execute the father of three.
“I’m in a hurry and he’s the only person I can think of, the most important person in Canada. Like, I can do something to make an impact,” Grantham told police at the time. that point, according to a unified statement of fact. .
The court heard his mother Barbara playing the piano when her son fired a fatal bullet on March 31, 2020.
British Columbia prosecutors said at Monday’s sentencing that Grantham wanted to ‘save his parents’ from witnessing his attempted murder of Trudeau.
“My mother was a caring, compassionate and loving person,” the actor said at the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Wednesday. “She did nothing to deserve what I did to her.
“When faced with something so terrible, it seems pointless to say sorry. But from inside of me, I apologize.”
After shooting his mother in the head, Grantham covered her body with a bed sheet and placed rosaries and candles around her, store in Canada CBC reported.
However, prosecutors told the court on Monday that Grantham’s actions were ‘something other than altruism.’
“Mr Grantham was trying to save his mother from something he would have done,” prosecutor Michaela Donnelly said during the sentencing hearing.
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The murder was described by the prosecutor as a ‘serious breach of trust.’
Donnelly said: “Barbara Waite loves her son very much, is a wonderful father and in her mind has no reason to be afraid.
According to CBC, Grantham recorded a GoPro video of him silently approaching his mother with a gun from behind before she lost her life.
Two psychiatric assessments by the prosecution concluded that Grantham committed a crime to prevent his parents from witnessing any more acts of violence.
Sentencing hearings for the actor ended on Wednesday, though a judge has yet to discuss a prison sentence.
Prosecutors have asked the actor to serve at least 17 to 18 years before he can be considered for parole.
As well as Riverdale, Grantham appeared in iZombie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus.
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