BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (WJW) — ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and ‘Riverdale’ actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to prison for the 2020 murder of his own mother, according to reports.
According to information from TMZ, the 24-year-old actor was sentenced to life in prison in British Columbia by the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday.
According to CBC News, Grantham shot and killed his mother, Barbara Waite, in the back of the head while she was playing the piano in their townhouse on March 31, 2020, which he later confessed on video GoPro.
Prosecutors went on to say that, the following day, Grantham packed his car with guns, ammunition and Molotov cocktails. Investigators learned he intended to travel to Ottawa to attempt to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CBC reported.
According to CBC, Grantham surrendered to the Vancouver Police Department.
Grantham pleaded guilty to second degree murder about six months ago.
He will not be eligible for parole for 14 years.
Grantham played Jeffery Augustine in “Riverdale,” among other roles.
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