Ryan Grantham was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for second-degree murder . The actor shot his mother Barbara Waite in the back in March 2020, killing her in her Squamish home .
For killing his mother, former Riverdale and Diary of a Wimpy Kid actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 14 years.According to Deadline, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Ker awarded the by-the-book second-degree murder sentence on September 21.With the death sentence already a forgone conclusion under the Canadian province's rules, the only real wild card was how long Grantham's guilty pleading was going to have to wait before he could apply for parole.Grantham, who was nominated for the Leo Awards, turned himself to police immediately after shooting his 64-year-old mother Barbara Waite in the back on March 31, 2020, in the family's Squamish home, just north of Vancouver.Prosecutors said in a sentencing hearing earlier this year that Grantham should have an 18-year parole term.The former actors' legal team argued that 12 years was a fair term.Justice Ker evidently caught them in the middle in her ruling this week.Grantham, who was first charged with first-degree murder, has been in jail for the past two and a half years, according to law enforcement officials in Vancouver. Grantham plays Jeffrey Augustine on the fourth season of the soapy Riverdale in 2019, with around 30 credits on his resume.The character played a crucial role in the Archie comics-based movie, though it only appeared in a small arc.In a hit and run that changed nearly everything on the show, Jeffrey Augustine played Fred Andrews as the late Luke Perry portrayed him on the series.Grantham began his career in theater in 2007, with roles in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Supernatural, iZombie, and Doctor Parnassus' Imaginarium. Grantham hit the road the next day, carefully arranging the body in a semi-religious scene.He was planning to attempt to murder Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at some point, as he did so in a journal accepted as evidence.Grantham has also considered shooting a mass shooting at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, or on the famed Lions Gate Bridge.Grantham surrendered to a cop shop in East Vancouver, but fortunately none of that happened. Back in March, the multi-credit actor expressed regret for what he had achieved.Grantham told the Vancouver court and Justice Ker, pointing to a sheet of paper, that saying sorry seems so pointless in the face of something so horrible.I am sorry, but from every fiber of my being.