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Newlywed Admits to Pushing Husband off Cliff

MISSOULA -

The wife of a 25-year-old Kalispell man, who was found dead in Glacier National Park in July, is now charged with his murder.

Jordan Linn Graham, 22, appeared in federal court in Missoula on Monday on a charge of second degree murder in the death of her husband, Cody Lee Johnson.

Court documents allege the newlywed wife pushed her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park during an argument just a week after they were married.

Charging documents reveal Jordan Linn Graham told a friend she was having second thoughts about getting married to Cody Lee Johnson. Graham then told her friend she intended to discuss the matter with Johnson that night, Sunday, July 7. She followed up with a text message that read, "But dead serious. If you don't hear from me at all again tonight, something happened."

The next day, Monday, July 8, Johnson was reported missing when he failed to show up for work.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, a Glacier National Park ranger was dispatched to the Lake Mcdonald Camp Store for a visitor reporting a dead body. The affidavit states that Graham was identified as the person who told the ranger she found a dead body.

Johnson's body was recovered the next day below a popular viewpoint on the Going-to-the-Sun Road called "The Loop."

Graham was interviewed by FBI special agents on July 16, which was nearly one week after the disappearance of her new husband. It was then that she admitted to law enforcement that she lied about Johnson's death.

She told the FBI agent she and her husband were arguing on July 7 as they walked the Loop Trail. Documents say at one point, she turned to walk away, but Johnson grabbed her arm. Graham said she turned around and removed his hand from her arm. She went on to say that "she could have just walked away, but due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a results, he fell face first off the cliff."

During an initial interview with law enforcement, Graham said that Johnson left the house late with friends in a dark-colored car late on the night in question.

Graham faces a federal charge of second degree murder. If convicted, she could face life in prison.

Graham is currently in custody.

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