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Glacier Park murder case: Judge orders newlywed wife's past threats off limits

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The Glacier Park murder case is set to go as eight men and six women were picked for the jury that will decide the fate of the newlywed wife accused of killing her husband. Jordan Linn Graham, 22, is accused of pushing her husband off a cliff to his death and then covering it up with a story that he was last seen with friends, according to “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday morning Dec. 10.

Web Pro News reports that Graham has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and providing false information to authorities. Cody Johnson, who was Graham’s husband of only eight days, was found dead at the bottom of a cliff at Glacier Park days after he was reported missing. During the investigation friends have divulged that Graham had admitted that she did have second thoughts about getting married and being married.

Johnson, 25, fell to his death at Glacier National Park in Montana on July 7, 2013. Graham’s accused of pushing her husband after an argument ensued. She admitted to pushing her husband after he grabbed her arm during a heated argument. Graham said she instinctively pushed him away and that one push put him over the edge of the cliff.

The prosecutors have their work cut out for them as the judge isn’t allowing past incidents to be mentioned during this court proceeding that would help establish Graham’s past behaviors. Past allegations may paint her capable of murder. Previous allegations against Graham include threatening to murder her parents.

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy refused to let this information be used because the “government had failed to demonstrate a similarity between the alleged past and present conduct.”

Prosecutors were going to introduce DNA evidence found in a black cloth discovered at the crime scene. Molly ordered that the prosecutor not “imply, suggest or otherwise make reference to DNA evidence, hair examination or laboratory reports in its opening statement.”

It looks as if the prosecutors have their work cut out for them in this case.

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