'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' Actor Who Killed Mother Also Targeted Justin Trudeau: Court

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Although Ryan Grantham decided against killing the Canadian Prime Minister, he is facing a life sentence for second-degree murder.

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Canadian actor Ryan Grantham, who has appeared on “Riverdale” and the 2010 film version of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” pleaded guilty to killing his mother in March — but now comes word he also allegedly plotted to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well.

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

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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.

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During a hearing on Monday, the court heard how the actor rehearsed the killing beforehand and filmed a video afterwards where he confessed to the murder and showed his mother’s corpse on camera.

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The day after the murder, officials said Grantham packed a car with guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails and camping supplies and hit the road with the intention of killing the prime minister.

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His reason for doing so wasn’t made clear at the hearing.

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However, when he got to Hope, B.C., he turned around, drove to Vancouver police headquarters and told police, “I killed my mum,” according to Complex.

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

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Two psychiatric reports presented at the hearing showed that Grantham was suffering clinical depression in the months leading up to the murder

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And had experienced urges to commit violence and kill himself, escalating feelings of self-hatred and guilt over his mother possibly learning he had stopped attending classes at college, according to the CBC.

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The reports also said he had a cannabis use disorder.If convicted, Grantham faces an automatic life sentence, but Canadian prosecutors are asking for 17 to 18 years of parole ineligibility.

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In Canada, people convicted of second-degree murder are typically eligible for parole in anywhere from 10 to 25 years.

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