Ryan Grantham killed his mother Barbara in 2020.
Ryan Grantham killed his mother Barbara in 2020.( Source : instagram )


In a shocking incident in 2020, Ryan Grantham killed his mother, Barbara Waite with a shot to the back of her head while she was playing the piano. The next day, he headed to kill the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but changed his mind and turned himself to the police.

The actor who has had numerous credits in television since the age of nine was found guilty of second-degree murder. He was going through clinical depression and heavily relied on cannabis during the time of the incident.

Grantham has acted in series such as Riverdale, Unspeakable, Supernatural, iZombie, and many others. Here is a small detail about the murder case and the court hearing that is currently taking place.

Does Ryan Grantham Have A Baby Face?

Though Canadian actor Ryan Grantham has a baby face, he proved to be a dangerous and disturbed person when he killed his own mother, Barbara Waite, in 2020. 

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The Riverdale actor has been on television since early childhood. Viewers have seen him in many television series since as early as 2007, when he debuted in the tv movie, The Secret of the Nutcracker, at the age of nine.

The former cute child actor turned out to show a darker side of himself, one which is very hard to imagine when he took the life of his own mother while she was playing the piano.

In a court hearing in June 2022, it was also revealed that Ryan plotted to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He was headed towards the residence of the Prime Minister when he changed his mind and turned himself into the police.

The baby faced Ryan Grantham shot his mother, Barbara on the back of her head, killing her.
The baby faced Ryan Grantham shot his mother, Barbara on the back of her head, killing her.( Source : instagram )

Ryan Grantham Mother Barbara Waite Murder Motive

Ryan Grantham revealed in court that he killed his mother, Barbara Waite because he did not want her to see the evil things that her son was going to do. 

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For the Canadian actor, the motive was simple. He had planned to carry out vicious crimes such as killing the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and wanted his mother to not know that her son turned out to be a killer and a criminal.

So, Ryan, 22 years old at that time on a fateful day of March 31, 2020, shot his mother, Barbara in the back of her head as she was playing the piano. He was initially charged with first-degree murder but later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The incident occurred in their townhouse in Squamish, British Columbia. Ryan had rehearsed the killing and even taken videos before and after the murder. It included a four-minute clip where he confessed to the murder and showed his mother's dead body.

Ryan Grantham killed his mother and plotted to kill Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
Ryan Grantham killed his mother and plotted to kill Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.( Source : people )

Ryan Grantham Age And Father Details

Ryan Grantham is currently 24 years old. He was born in 1998 and was 22 years old when he killed his mother, Barbara in 2020.

There is no information about the father of the actor-turned-murderer, Ryan Grantham. It seems that the actor used to live with his mother at the time of her murder.

The fact that he packed his car with three guns, ammunition, 12 Molotov cocktails, camping supplies, and a map with directions to Rideau Cottage in Ottawa indicates that his father was not present in the house on the day of the murder.

The former actor was going through an intense period of clinical depression and urges to commit violence in the months leading up to the incident. He also was suicidal, along with the escalated feeling of self-hatred and guilt over his mother potentially learning that he had stopped going to Simon Fraser University where he used to study.