Ryan Grantham, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Riverdale actor, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his mother.
How and why did Ryan Grantham shoot his mother?
In March 2020, at the age of 21, Ryan Grantham shot his 64-year-old mother, Barbara Anne Waite. He shot her in the back of her head while she was playing piano. Prior to his act, he rehearsed and filmed the act with a G-Pro.
He also allegedly plotted to kill Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau at his Rideau Cottage residence. He took three guns, ammunition, camping supplies, and 12 Molotov cocktails to the prime minister’s residence.
His motive was alleged to be that he was worried that his mother would find out about his marijuana use and his poor academic performance.
After traveling 200 kilometers, he considered more violent acts at Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge or Simon Fraser University, instead, he drove to a Vancouver police station with the confession, “I killed my mother.”