Jordan Linn Graham, 22, was charged with second degree murder in a Missoula, Mont. federal courtroom on Sept. 9, after admitting she killed her husband of one week by pushing him over a steep cliff in Montana’s Glacier National Park.
The blushing bride could be now be facing life in prison, according to ABC News.
On July 7, only eight days after Graham married 25-year-old Cody Lee Johnson, the couple was walking and arguing in the national park not far from their Mont. home. It seems the bride was having some marital issues immediately following the nuptials.
While the two were arguing, the husband grabbed Graham’s arm; and the wife pulled away.
Court documents stated that, in her anger and instead of just walking away, “she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a results, he fell face first off the cliff.”
Charging documents in the case reveal that Graham told a friend that she was having second thoughts about the marriage, and that she said that she wanted to talk about her issues with Johnson the night he died.
Graham also sent a message to her friend saying, ""But dead serious. If you don't hear from me at all again tonight, something happened."
On Monday, July 8, Cody Lee Johnson was reported missing when he didn't show up for work.
Police interviewed his bride the very next day.
She originally told investigators that Johnson sent her a text message the night of his death, saying he was going for a drive with a friend from out of town. ~ CBS News
On July 11, Graham informed officials at the park that she spotted “her husband's body below a steep hiking path,” according to NBC News.
Shortly afterwards, the newlywed fessed up and told officials that she pushed her husband over the cliff.
Police eventually recovered Cody Lee Johnson's remains on July 12, and had to employ the use of a helicopter to retrieve his body from the steep and rugged terrain.
For more on the story of the newlywed murder, see the video accompanying this article.
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