Ryan Grantham, who portrayed Jeffery Augustine on “Riverdale,” was given a life sentence for the murder of his mother. In British Columbia, Canada, the 24-year-old was sentenced on Wednesday, around six months after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree murder for the death of his mother, Barbara Waite, back in 2020.
The disgraced actor allegedly used his own camera to record his confession and the events that followed the sad incident; in the video, he said, “I shot her in the back of the head. She would have recognized me in the subsequent seconds. While handing down the punishment, Justice Kathleen Ker called the case as terrible, heartbreaking, and life-altering.
Grantham allegedly shot his mother in the back of the head while she was practicing the piano at home. The next day, he allegedly filled his car with weapons, ammunition, Molotov cocktails, and directions to Rideau Cottage, the home of Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada.
According to detectives looking into the murder, Grantham eventually admitted to trying to kill Trudeau and had written about it in a journal. Grantham will serve his first 14 years in prison without being eligible for parole, in accordance with the provisions of the punishment.
The nominees for the Leo Awards On March 31, 2020, in the family’s Squamish home, just north of Vancouver, Grantham shot his 64-year-old mother Barbara Waite in the back of the head before turning himself into police.