A Glacier Park murder has left a 22-year-old newlywed bride accused this Monday with killing her week-long husband by shoving him from a tall cliff in Montana’s Glacier National Park. The U.S. District Court of Missoula formally charged Jordan Graham with second-degree murder in the death of her 25-year-old husband, Cody Johnson, the Inquisitr reports this Tuesday, Sept. 10.
The Glacier Park murder has been a sudden shock for Glacier Park officials and the Montana community at large. According to recent court records, Graham was confirmed to have been shouldering “serious doubts” about her eight day old marriage to the deceased. It seems that an argument between the woman accused of second-degree murder and the victim had occurred only moments before the husband’s death, first leading FBI agents to suspect Graham’s story.
The affidavit states that the 22-year-old bride shoved her husband face-first from the cliff’s ledge, where he plummeted an undetermined amount of feet to his death.
On July 8, a day after Johnson was allegedly killed, Graham reported her now-deceased husband missing. She said to police officers and eventually FBI officials that her husband had sent her a text message that he was going to take a drive late at night with some of his friends in Glacier Park. Only three days later, Graham again messaged the police, saying she found his body on a path in Glacier National Park — one that she had been walking with him on, say witnesses, the night of his alleged murder.
It was then that the 22-year-old newlywed bride confessed she’d lied about the text message, and that she was the one who had pushed her husband from the cliff’s ledge face-first in the middle of a heated argument while the two were hiking.
Said one FBI agent in his report:
“Graham stated she could have just walked away, but due to anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff.”
Graham now faces a second-degree murder charge and a pending obstructing justice charge as legal trial processes begin. What's your take on the Glacier Park murder?