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Federal Judge Releases Graham to Parents

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MISSOULA -

A federal court judge said a Kalispell woman accused of murdering her husband by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park will be released to her parents.

Officials said Jordan Graham, 22, was released directly from the U.S. District Courthouse in Missoula, after Judge Jeremiah Lynch decided she's not a flight risk, nor is she a threat to the community.

Jordan Graham faces a second degree murder charge for killing her 25-year-old husband, Cody Johnson on July 7.

Judge Lynch's order states the evidence revealed during Graham's detention hearing on Wednesday weighed strongly in favor of her release.

The order states the young woman has strong family ties in the Kalispell community and has no criminal history, nor a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Documents show Graham has never shown a tendency for violence or anger.

The order also states authorities waited nearly two months to arrest or file complaints against Graham, suggesting she's not a threat to the community.

The courts did find Graham is a risk to herself even if she's placed on house arrest because of emotional distress.

As a result, Graham must receive mental health treatment upon her release.

Cody Johnson's body was found on July 12 after Graham reported it.

Authorities said Graham admitted to pushing Johnson after they had been arguing.

It's still unclear when graham will appear again in court.

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