Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his mother.

Ryan Grantham, who played Jeffrey Augustine in the fourth season of The CW’s Riverdale, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his mother, Barbara Waite.

Ryan Grantham

The 24-year-old was indicted in British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 21. Grantham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He received a life sentence with no eligibility for parole for the first 14 years.

Grantham turned himself into police on April 1, 2020, where he admitted to shooting his mother in the back of the head. He has been in custody for the past two and a half years and, according to Deadline, participates in a mental health program. It is currently being prepared to relocate to a more permanent facility.

It was revealed in court that Grantham had made a video of his mother’s body and confessed to the murder on camera. He also wrote about plans to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and contemplated mass shootings at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University or the iconic Lions Gate Bridge.

He loaded a car with three guns, ammunition, and 12 Molotov cocktails and drove to the City of Hope before returning to the Vancouver police station. Upon arriving at the station, Grantham said to an officer.

A former child actor, Grantham’s other credits include the 2010 film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, as well as small roles in Supernatural, iZombie, and Doctor Parnassus.

“In the face of something so horrific, an apology seems so pointless,” Grantham told the court in March. “But from every fiber of my being, I am sorry.”

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