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Actor Ryan Grantham had been sent to life in prison for the murder of his mother

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In a British Columbia court on Wednesday, 24-year-old actor Ryan Grantham was given a life sentence for the murder of his mother.

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Grantham, an actor who starred in Diary of a Wimpy Kid in 2010, made two appearances in Riverdale episodes in 2019.

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According to the CBC, Grantham admitted to shooting his mother Barbara Waite on March 31, 2020. 

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He shot her mother when she was practicing the piano in her Squamish townhouse, and he entered a plea of guilty to second-degree murder.

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Grantham's "saving grace," as Ker put it, was that he surrendered to the police rather than committing the murders he had ostensibly planned.

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After the murder, Grantham was shown in court in which he confesses to the murder and shows his mother’s body.

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According to People, the actor had been going through a "severe phase of clinical despair" in the months prior to the crime. 

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According to two psychiatric assessments cited by the crown prosecutor Michaela Donnelly. 

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According to People, Grantham had been going through a "severe phase of depression" in the months prior to the crime.

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Grantham had been experiencing cravings to commit violence and kill himself and to protect his mother from witnessing the brutality he meant to commit had chosen to murder his mother