Woman Accused of Murder in Glacier National Park

Pushed husband off cliff

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A Montana woman has been charged with second-degree murder after she admitted to pushing her newlywed husband off a cliff in the Loop Trail area of Glacier National Park. Jordan Linn Graham, 22, and Cody Lee Johnson, 25, had been married one week earlier. They were reportedly arguing when the incident took place on July 7.

The affidavit describes the incident as follows:

Graham turned and began to walk away. She stated Johnson grabbed her by the arm. Graham turned and removed Johnson’s hand from her arm. After removing Johnson’s hand from her arm, 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.

Graham initially reported nothing to the police. When Johnson was reported missing, Graham told police that she had last seen him leaving the house with friends. Several days later, she reported finding his dead body in the park. When asked how she knew where to look, she told officers “It was a place he wanted to see before he died.” She later admitted to lying and was charged with second-degree murder.

According to reports, Graham had admitted to at least one friend that she was having second thoughts about the marriage.

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