A Montana woman has been charged with murder after admitting that she shoved her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park, CNN reported on Tuesday.
Jordan Linn Graham appeared in federal court on Monday and was charged with the death her husband, Cody Johnson. The two had only been married for eight days when Graham allegedly pushed Johnson and he fell face first off a cliff in Glacier National Park. Graham is facing charges of second-degree murder and life in prison.
According to the affidavit, Graham pushed Johnson off the cliff after the two had an argument. Graham had reportedly been having second thoughts about the marriage and had planned to talk to Johnson about her reservations on July 7. On July 7, Graham texted a friend, saying that
Oh well, I'm about to talk to him. But dead serious if u don't hear from me at all again tonight, something happened."
The two argued the night of July 7 and then decided to go hiking in Glacier National Park in Montana where they continued to fight. Graham told police that at one point, her husband grabbed her arm. The affidavit reads that
Graham stated that she could have just walked away, but due to there anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff."
Johnson's body was found several days later.
Initially, Graham lied to police about what happened on the night of July 7. In an interview with police on July 9, Graham stated that she had received a text from her husband that he was going for a drive with a friend. Two days later she reported finding her husband's dead body. On July 16, Graham admitted to having lied to the police about her husband's death.