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Prosecution in Graham Case Slowed by Shutdown

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New information surfaces in the case against Jordan Graham, the 22-year-old Kalispell woman accused of pushing her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park.

New documents filed by the U.S. Attorney's office show as prosecutors prepare information to build a case against Graham, they are being slowed down by the government shutdown.

The documents say U.S. Attorneys are expected to call about 60 witnesses in the trial, which is currently slated for February.

Prosecutors say while they have produced the core of witness statements that will likely be used in trial, a significant amount of information has yet to be produced.

They say the collection of this information is being slowed down by the bare bones staff the United States Attorney's Office is left with after their workers were furloughed by the shutdown.

These documents come as a precursor for a pretrial conference between U.S. Attorneys Zeno Baucus and Kris McLean and Graham's Defense Attorney Michael Donahoe Tuesday morning.

Both prosecutors and defense agreed on the February trial date.

The case moves to trial after Graham pleaded not guilty to one count of first degree murder, one count of second degree murder and one count of false statement, all of which are felonies.



   

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