Newlywed wife accused of pushing husband off Montana cliff - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Newlywed wife accused of pushing husband off Montana cliff

Posted:
Highlights
  • Jordan Linn Graham made an initial appearance in court Monday
  • She faces up to life in prison if found guilty
  • Graham was reportedly having second thoughts about marrying her husband

From Amanda Watts

A woman in Montana is accused of pushing her husband off a cliff after an argument. The pair had been married for just more than a week.

Jordan Linn Graham made an initial appearance in court Monday to face a charge of second degree murder. If convicted, she faces life in prison.

According to a criminal complaint, Graham recently told a friend she was having second thoughts about marrying Cody L. Johnson. CNN affiliate KECI reported the couple had been married for just more than a week.

The complaint said the couple argued the night of July 7. Upset, they decided to go hiking in Glacier National Park in Flathead County, Montana, where they continued to fight.

Graham told police that her husband grabbed her by the arm. She turned and removed it.

"Graham stated she could have just walked away, but due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff," the complaint read.

His body was discovered several days later.

Graham's attorney, Michael Donahoe, declined to comment on the case.

According to the complaint, Graham reportedly told a friend she planned to talk with Johnson about her reservations on July 7. The same day, Graham sent the friend a text message saying, "Oh well, I'm about to talk to him."

The friend responded, "I'll pray for you guys."

Graham wrote back: "But dead serious if u don't hear from me at all again tonight, something happened."

The-CNN-Wire
™ & © 2013 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

  • Interview With WWE Wrestler Sin Cada

    Interview With WWE Wrestler Sin Cada

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:13:27 GMT
    WWE hit the American Bank Center arena Tuesday night for its WWE Smackdown TV event.More >>
    WWE hit the American Bank Center arena Tuesday night for its WWE Smackdown TV event.
    More >>
  • End Alzheimer's with the Hooks

    End Alzheimer's with the Hooks

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:09:23 GMT
    The Alzheimer's Association of South Texas is hosting two events to raise awareness of dementia.More >>
    The Alzheimer's Association of South Texas is hosting two events to raise awareness of dementia.More >>
  • Parents Speak Out About The Arrest Of Former King High School Teacher

    Parents Speak Out About The Arrest Of Former King High School Teacher

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:57:17 GMT
    29-year old Tanya Ramirez, the former King High School teacher accused of having sex with a male student, turned herself into authorities Tuesday morning. She was booked and charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student, a felony charge.Ramirez was accused of having a relationship in the spring semester of this year. She was placed on administrative leave during an investigation into the allegations, and eventually terminated.More >>
    29-year old Tanya Ramirez, the former King High School teacher accused of having sex with a male student, turned herself into authorities Tuesday morning. She was booked and charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student, a felony charge.Ramirez was accused of having a relationship in the spring semester of this year. She was placed on administrative leave during an investigation into the allegations, and eventually terminated.More >>