Saturday, December 10, 2022

‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’ actor who killed mother also targeted Justin Trudeau: Court

Canadian actor Ryan Grantham, who appeared on “Riverdale” and the 2010 film version of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, has pleaded guilty to killing his mother in March – but now it is revealed that he also allegedly planned to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well.

The revelation came during the sentencing hearing for the 24-year-old Grantham, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder earlier this year.

According to the CBC, Grantham shot 64-year-old Barbara Waite in the back of the head in March 2020 while she was playing the piano.

The court heard during a trial on Monday how the actor practiced the murder beforehand and then filmed a video where he confessed to the murder and showed his mother’s body on camera.

The day after the assassination, officials said Grantham packed a car with guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails and camping gear and set off with the intent to kill the prime minister.

His reason for this was not made clear during the trial.

However, when he got to Hope, BC, he turned around, drove to Vancouver police headquarters and told police, “I killed my mother, “according to Complex.

Grantham also mentioned his plan to kill Trudeau in a statement to police and in an excerpt from his private journal read in court.

Two psychiatric reports presented at the trial showed that Grantham suffered from clinical depression in the months before the murder and experienced urges to commit violence and kill himself, which increased feelings of self-hatred and guilt over his mother who may have learned that he had stopped attending. classes at college, according to the CBC.

The reports also said he had a cannabis use disorder.

If Grantham is convicted, he faces an automatic life sentence, but Canadian prosecutors ask for 17 to 18 years of parole inappropriate. In Canada, people convicted of second-degree murder are typically eligible for parole anywhere from 10 to 25 years.

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