Ryan Grantham, star of ‘The Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ gets life for murdering his mother

Published September 23, 2022, 4:04 PM

by Robert Requintina

Ryan Grantham (Photo by The CW/Entertainment Weekly)

Ryan Grantham, star of the hit movie “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Riverdale” series, was sentenced to life for the shooting of his mother in 2020.

Multiple reports also said that Ryan, 24, will not be eligible for parole for 14 years, in a decision handed down by the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver last Tuesday.

Reports also said that the sentence was expected because Ryan previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence in Canada.

“Prosecutors said in a June hearing that on March 31, 2020, Grantham shot his 64-year-old mother, Barbara Waite, in the back of the head as she played piano. The court reportedly learned that Grantham rehearsed the murder and took videos throughout the proceedings, including one in which he confessed and showed his mother’s body,” according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.

The same report added: “Grantham also allegedly loaded his car the next day with three guns, ammunition, a dozen Molotov cocktails, camping supplies, and directions to the home of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with the alleged intention to kill him. However, he instead turned himself into police in Vancouver.”