Canada: Life for actor who killed his mother and wanted to shoot Trudeau

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CanadaLife sentence for actor who killed his mother and wanted to shoot Trudeau

Ryan Grantham shot his mother in the head while she was playing the piano.

Actor since his childhood, Ryan Grantham has played in “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” or in the series “Supernatural”.

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Young 24-year-old Canadian actor Ryan Grantham was sentenced to life imprisonment this week for murdering his mother. This penalty is not a surprise: in Canada, anyone who pleads guilty to second degree murder is necessarily sentenced to life in prison. On the other hand, justice had to fix the incompressible period before a request for conditional release was possible. It will be 14 years.

On March 31, 2020, in Squamish, British Columbia, western Canada, Ryan Grantham murdered his mothershooting her in the back of the head as she played the piano.

The day after the crime, the young man had taken weapons, ammunition and Molotov cocktails and had left for Ottawa with the firm intention of killing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He had finally changed his mind and ended up surrendering.

sincere remorse

At that time, the actor was in depression, agitated by murderous impulses as suicidal thoughts. He used a lot of marijuana. Judge Kathleen Ker found Ryan Grantham’s mental health issues at the time of the murder to be a mitigating factor, reports the CBC. She noted that the actor was seeking psychiatric support while in prison and that his behavior and progress were being praised. She again judged that her remorse and apology were sincere.

Actor since he was a child, Ryan Grantham has played in “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”, “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” or in the series “Supernatural”. In 2019, we could see him in the Netflix series “Riverdale”.

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