The news of Ryan Grantham killing his own mother and shooting his murderous act has left people across Canada stunned. Grantham pled guilty to murder in the court and would now wait for his fate in the coming days. Grantham also sensationally revealed how he had set off to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after shooting his mother in her head.
He also thought about committing mass shootings at his school, Simon Fraser University. The British Columbia Supreme Court is currently continuing with the sentencing hearing in the case.
Who Is Ryan Grantham?
Ryan Grantham is a 24-year-old actor, who has been acting professionally since he was 9. He is best known for portraying Jeffery Augustine in the CW’s Riverdale. He also featured in TV series including Supernatural and iZombie, and the films Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. He had stopped attending classes at the university just before he killed his mother.
Grantham lived in Vancouver in British Columbia, the western province of Canada. He went to Simon Fraser University.
Why Did He Kill His Mother?
Grantham told the court that he had rehearsed the murder of his mother. He shot his 64-year-old mother, Barbara Waite, in the back of the head as she played piano on 31 March, 2020. After killing his mother he made a 4-minute-long video, which was shown in the court during the hearing.
The following day, Grantham packed his car with three guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping supplies and a map and drove towards the house of the Canadian prime minister in Ottawa.
According to prosecutors, Grantham struggled with mental health issues in the months before he killed his mother. According to reports, he killed his mother so that she wasn’t alive to see the largescale violence he intended to cause.
The prosecutors are demanding that he be convicted for first-degree murder instead of homicide.
The hearing is expected to conclude on Wednesday next week.