A Glacier Park murder case has found its jury members, as eight men and six women have been chosen this Monday in preparation for the upcoming court trial involving a woman charged with killing her spouse. The Montana jury is now set to listen to the chilling incident where a newlywed has been accused of pushing her husband from a sheer cliff ledge at Glacier National Park, killing him, UPI confirms this Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
The Glacier Park murder trial is being headed by U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy. He met with both the prosecution team and the official defense attorneys to ask that the trial be concluded by this Friday due to conflicting schedules and a new case set for the following week. The murder accusation charges Jordan Linn Graham, age 22, of Kalispell, of fatally pushing her husband — 25-year-old Cory Johnson — off a cliff knowingly and purposely because she was not interested in staying married to him any longer.
Although the final statements and last-minute details in the Glacier Park murder have not been revealed, the judge has since barred the prosecutors from utilizing evidence in the courtroom that they claim proves Graham fibbed on emotional and physical abuse allegations.
Prior to the onset of the Montana trial, Molloy also issued an order preventing the prosecutorial team from informing future jurors who had been chosen for the case about apparent evidence and gathered statements claiming Graham was threatening to kill her parents and discussing abuse in former relationships.
Graham is currently charged with both first-degree murder and second-degree murder. She is also being accused of making a false report and wasting police time in the death of her husband back in summer of 2012, on July 12.
In this disturbing case, prosecutors are making the claim that Graham pushed her spouse Johnson on purpose, killing him. The defense instead alleges that the wife and her husband were having a heated argument, and she accidentally shoved him after he grabbed her arm.
With the Glacier Park murder jury at last set, it is looking like a verdict will indeed be made before Friday is through.
In the U.S. judge’s order, Molloy said the government "failed to demonstrate a similarity between the alleged past and present conduct" and that the evidence offered would create confusion and be "highly prejudicial but with little meaning."
Do you believe the wife is guilty in this harrowing trial, or her husband’s death was only a tragic accident?