Canadian actor killed his mother so she would remember him well

Canadian actor killed his mother so she would remember him well

He wanted to kill Trudeau, but he didn't want his mother to know about it.

Ryan Grantham has been in movies since he was nine years old. He has appeared in 37 TV series and films, including Supernatural, Riverdale and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

By the spring of 2020, Ryan was suffering from depression and had dropped out of university. On March 31, 2020, he shot his mother in the back of the head while she was playing the piano. Only now the investigation was over and a trial was underway.

Although Ryan had seriously considered suicide and had used too much marijuana, he was found sane. The murder couldn't even be called manslaughter, because Ryan had been planning it for days, sneaking up on his mother with a gun, and sitting on the stairs of the townhouse for nearly 15 minutes, loading and unloading his .22 caliber rifle just before the shot was fired.

When Ryan killed his mother, he made a diary entry in which he apologized to his mother and sister and made a short video explaining what he had done. Then he went to get beer and marijuana, made Molotov cocktails while watching a movie on Netflix, covered his mother's body with a sheet, and went to bed.

On the morning of April 1, Ryan went to kill Trudeau. Before he left, he hung rosaries on the piano and placed lighted candles around the body. In the evening Lisa, Ryan's sister, found her dead mother.

It was a long drive — at least 50 hours — from Squamish in British Columbia to Trudeau's residence in Ottawa. Along the way, Ryan changed his mind and decided to stage a mass shooting somewhere closer, like the Lyons Gate Bridge in Vancouver or at Simon Fraser University, where he had been expelled. But he eventually turned himself in to the Vancouver police.

At the trial, the 24-year-old actor said he had no excuse, but that he was "sorry with every cell of his being." His lawyer believes that 12 years in prison is enough, because at the time of the murder Ryan was 21 years old, he suffered from depression and also voluntarily surrendered.

The prosecution insists on 17 or 18 years with parole. Under Canadian law, for premeditated murder, you can go to jail for life.

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