Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham gets life in prison for killing his mother

Ryan Grantham, the Canadian actor whose credits include “Riverdale” and “Supernatural,” has been sentenced to life in prison with parole ineligibility of 14 years for the second-degree murder of his mother..

Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham, life, prison

In a video taken on his Go-Pro camera after the killing, the Canadian actor filmed his mothers body while saying: "I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me."

After drinking beer and smoking marijuana for hours following the murder, he packed a car with three guns, ammunition and 12 Molotov cocktails he had made, as well as camping supplies and directions to Mr Trudeaus Rideau Cottage residence.

He drove roughly 200 kilometres east to the town of Hope, before turning around and driving to a Vancouver police station, where he told an officer: "I killed my mother."

The court also heard Grantham had considered committing an act of mass violence at Vancouvers Lions Gate Bridge or at Simon Fraser University, where he had been a student, en route before turning his car around and handing himself in.

Former child actor Grantham appeared in one episode of the CW network show Riverdale in 2019, and also featured in the fantasy drama Supernatural, as well the 2010 film Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Grantham has been in custody for the past two and a half years, law enforcement officials in Vancouver told Deadline, and has been participating in a mental health program since his arrest.

During the trial, his lawyers argued he had been struggling with anxiety and clinical depression and had expressed a desire to kill himself and harm others in the months leading up to him killing his mother.

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