Jordan Linn Graham: Montana Widow Charged With Second Degree Murder for Pushing Her Husband Off a Cliff (Video)
Sep 12, 2013 01:29 PM EDT
Jordan Linn Graham, a Montana resident, who has been charged with second degree murder for pushing her husband off a cliff after an argument, appeared in court on Monday. The pair had been married for just eight days, and if convicted, Graham now faces life in prison, CNN reported.
Graham and her husband Cody Johnson had been fighting on the night of July 7 and had decided to go hiking in Glacier National Park in Flathead County, Montana where they continued to fight.
In a criminal complaint, "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 had told a friend that she already was having second thoughts about marrying Johnson.
Johnson's body was discovered just a few days after the incident.
On Monday, Graham's attorneys asked a judge to release her from jail, and place her under house arrest with electronic monitoring.
Prosecutors, however, said that she should stay remain behind bars, indicating that she already lied to authorities, and tried to cover up the crime, CNN reported.
The complaint stipulated that Graham changed her story several times about what happened on July 7.