He shot her behind the head while she was playing the piano.
Actor Ryan Grantham, cast member of season 4 of the series “Riverdale”, has just been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 14 years for the murder of his mother, Barbara Waite, in March 2020, in Squamish, Canada.
Actor Ryan Grantham, in the series “Riverdale”.
According to Radio Canada, who attended the hearing, the young man, aged 21 in 2020, confessed to his crime in a video shot at GoPro.
After killing his mother, he covered the body then placed candles around it and hung a rosary on the piano, writes the radio.
Then he drove off in his weapon-laden car intending to drive to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's home to shoot him.
Stopping on the way, he then considered committing a mass shooting of students at his university in Vancouver, before finally surrendering to the police.
A deteriorated psychiatric state
According to the Canadian judge's decision, Ryan Grantham had seen his mental health deteriorate in the months preceding his crime: cannabis use, violent videos on the dark web and suicidal or murderous thoughts were part of his daily life.
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Last June, when Ryan Grantham pleaded guilty, he asked for forgiveness in court and described his mother as a loving and compassionate person who did not deserve what he had done to her.