Actor Ryan Grantham, recognized for a short function in “Diary of a Wimpy Child” and appearances on “Riverdale,” has been sentenced to life in jail for the capturing demise of his mom.
Grantham, 24, pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide for the 2020 killing of Barbara Waite, 64, as she performed piano of their British Columbia house. He’ll be eligible for parole in 14 years, CBC reported.
Grantham is thought for quite a few roles over his profession, together with the 2010 movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by which he performed a scholar portraying a shrub in an on-stage adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz.”
He additionally appeared in “Riverdale” as Jeffery Augustine, a youngster who hits Fred Andrews along with his father’s truck and kills him.
Grantham confessed to the homicide in a GoPro video and confirmed off his mom’s physique, in accordance with proof introduced in courtroom.
Prosecutors mentioned Grantham left the crime scene with Molotov cocktails and firearms with a plan to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. He additionally thought of committing a mass capturing earlier than surrendering to police, CBC reported.
Protection lawyer Chris Johnson mentioned the actor, who has been jailed since his arrest, anticipated Justice Kathleen Ker’s sentence, CTV reported.
“I feel he’s fairly apprehensive about the entire thing. He’s a reasonably tiny individual, and to go to the jail system, I’m certain it’s a frightening and scary thought for him,” Johnson mentioned.