The Riverdale alum, 24, was sentenced on Wednesday, September 21, in British Columbia, Canada’s Supreme Court docket, based on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The decision additionally discovered that Grantham is not going to be eligible for the opportunity of parole for 14 years and should observe a lifetime firearm ban.
Grantham beforehand confessed to killing his mom, Barbara Waite, in 2020 after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Waite had been discovered lifeless of their shared townhouse two years earlier. The Supernatural alum later pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide in March, fees which lead to computerized life sentences in Canada.
“I can’t clarify or justify my actions. I’ve no excuse,” Grantham stated throughout a June courtroom listening to, apologizing for his actions. “It hurts me to consider how badly I’ve wasted my life.” He added, “Within the face of one thing so horrible, saying sorry appears so pointless. However from each fiber of my being, I’m sorry.”
Following his sentencing listening to, the actor’s lawyer, Chris Johnson, famous that his shopper had been working “actually laborious to show his life round” after his arrest.
“He’s obtained loads of psychological help and he has struggled with what he’s executed and dealing with that,” Johnson stated in a Thursday, September 22, assertion to E! News. “However he hopes to have the ability to dedicate the remainder of his life to creating amends.”
Amid the trial, the actor’s lawyer claimed that Grantham’s mental health struggles contributed to his reasonings for killing Waite.
“On the time of the offense, this killing was not executed out of hatred or animosity,” Johnson stated throughout the June listening to. “It was executed in Mr. Grantham’s disordered considering, to forestall his mom from seeing what he thought he was about to do.”
The iZombie alum’s psychological sickness struggles did have an effect on Justice Kathleen Ker’s sentencing, per the CBC. Ker had thought-about his challenges in handing down her ruling, noting he’s been in search of psychiatric assist whereas in jail and that he appeared really remorseful for his actions.
Grantham rose to fame as an actor in TV and movie initiatives similar to Diary of a Wimpy Child, Turning into Redwood and Supernatural. In June 2019, he landed the function of Jeffrey Augustine on season 4 of Riverdale. The Canada native’s character killed Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) in a fatal hit-and-run car accident.