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Montana newlywed sentenced to 30 years for husband’s murder

New husband was pushed off a cliff at Glacier National Park in Montana.
New husband was pushed off a cliff at Glacier National Park in Montana.
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Jordan Graham, the 22-year-old bride from Montana that pushed her newlywed husband off a cliff, received a prison sentence of 30 years on Thursday as reported via Reuters.

Eight days of marriage wasn’t enough to convince Jordan Graham to stay with her new husband, 25-year-old Cody Johnson. The newly married couple drove to Glacier National Park in Montana and treaded to the edge of the cliff where Johnson would inevitably fall to his death. The murdering newlywed confessed to her husband that she wasn’t happy and “wasn’t sure they should be married.” Cody grabbed Graham's hand, and the new bride shoved it away and pushed, a fact that was disclosed in court.

I told him to let go and I pushed his hand off. I just pushed his hand off and just pushed away.

In December Graham pleaded guilty, however attorneys for the Montana bride sought to have it changed. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy refused the application and then later sentenced Jordan to 30 years without a chance at early parole, plus “five years of supervised release.” Additionally, Jordan and her family are prohibited from benefitting off the scenario with any type of media, and Graham must pay $20,000 for the helicopter fees, which was used to recover the body. According to Reuters the federal judge had stated Graham felt no remorse for the death of her new spouse.

Jordan Linn Graham didn't have the human capacity to feel the wrongfulness of what she'd done, to seek help or even tell his Johnson's mother. I kept waiting for her to say she was sorry for killing Cody. I didn't hear that.

In a last-minute deal, prosecutors dropped the first-degree murder charge with a mandatory life sentence, and the Montana bride pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The murdered husband is the only child of Sherry Johnson, who asked the court for Jordan to receive a sentence of life imprisonment.

Graham apologized to her mother-in-law and admitted to the court she still loved her husband.

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