Canadian actor Ryan Grantham, who has appeared on “Riverdale” and the 2010 movie model of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” pleaded responsible to killing his mom in March — however now comes phrase he additionally allegedly plotted to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as effectively.
That revelation got here throughout the sentencing listening to for the 24-year-old Grantham, who pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide earlier this 12 months.
According to the CBC, Grantham shot 64-year-old Barbara Waite behind the pinnacle in March 2020 whereas she was taking part in the piano.
Throughout a listening to on Monday, the courtroom heard how the actor rehearsed the killing beforehand and filmed a video afterwards the place he confessed to the homicide and confirmed his mom’s corpse on digicam.
The day after the homicide, officers mentioned Grantham packed a automobile with weapons, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails and tenting provides and hit the street with the intention of killing the prime minister.
His motive for doing so wasn’t made clear on the listening to.
Nevertheless, when he received to Hope, B.C., he rotated, drove to Vancouver police headquarters and informed police, “I killed my mum,” according to Complex.
Grantham additionally talked about his plan to kill Trudeau in an announcement to police and in an excerpt from his non-public journal that was learn in courtroom.
Two psychiatric reviews offered on the listening to confirmed that Grantham was struggling medical melancholy within the months main as much as the homicide and had skilled urges to commit violence and kill himself, escalating emotions of self-hatred and guilt over his mom presumably studying he had stopped attending courses at school, in response to the CBC.
The reviews additionally mentioned he had a hashish use dysfunction.
If convicted, Grantham faces an automated life sentence, however Canadian prosecutors are asking for 17 to 18 years of parole ineligibility. In Canada, individuals convicted of second-degree homicide are typically eligible for parole in anyplace from 10 to 25 years.