Where is Ryan Grantham Now?
Ryan Grantham is currently held in a jail in Canada. He has been locked up since 2020 after fatally shooting his mother to death. He recently appeared in court on June 14, 2022 where he was put in trial.
Ryan Grantham Mental Illness
Investigators studied Grantham’s notebook, in which he wrote about his struggles with depression and other mental health difficulties.
In the months preceding up to his mother’s murder, the actor struggled with anxiety, self-loathing, and melancholy, and voiced a desire to commit suicide or violence against others, according to the court.
After years of excessive use, he developed a cannabis use disorder, according to two psychiatric reports ordered after the murder. Despite this, he was able to maintain an external appearance that he was operating properly.
According to the two papers, Grantham told experts he intended to kill his mother so she wouldn’t have to witness the brutality he was planned.
What Happened To Ryan Grantham Mother
Grantham confesses to killing his mother, Barbara Waite, 64, with a single gunshot to the back of the head on March 31, 2020, in their home in Squamish, British Columbia. Prosecutors showed video taken by Grantham with a GoPro camera.
Grantham proceeded on a half-baked plan to assassinate Trudeau the next day. He had three firearms, ammunition, and 12 Molotov cocktails in his automobile.
He also carried Google Maps instructions to Trudeau’s home, Rideau Cottage, in Ottawa.
Grantham, on the other hand, did not get very far. He traveled from Squamish, which is roughly 25 miles north of Vancouver, to Hope, which is about 75 miles east. Grantham traveled for approximately two hours instead of the roughly two days it would have taken him to get to Ottawa.
According to the CBC, Grantham turned around with intentions of doing a mass massacre, but finally drove to a Vancouver police station and confessed his act.
The court was shown footage of one of his walk-throughs shot on a Go-Pro camera.
He films his mother’s body while saying, “I shot her in the back of the head.” In another video made after the killing, he films his mother’s body while saying, “I shot her in the back of the head.” She would have recognized me in the moments that followed.”
In a statement, Grantham said he spent the hours following the murder consuming marijuana, drinking beer, and attempting to build molotov cocktails.
Before leaving in his automobile the next day, he placed candles around his mother’s body.
After many calls and messages remained unanswered, his sister Lisa Grantham found their mother’s body that evening.