Newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff released pending trial

Newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff released pending trial

[Ed. note:Marriage didn’t suit her?]

A federal judge has ordered a Montana newlywed to be released from jail on her own recognizance while awaiting a murder trial in the death of her husband in Glacier National Park.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch said Thursday that Jordan Linn Graham, 22, of Kalispell did not pose a flight risk because of her strong community ties and did not appear to be a danger to others.

Graham allegedly pushed Cody Lee Johnson, 25, face-first off a cliff to his death in the national park on July 7 after the two argued. Earlier that day, prosecutors claim Graham told a friend she was having doubts about the couple’s 8-day-old marriage.

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Prosecutors asked the court to reverse Graham’s release, saying she poses a safety risk and has repeatedly lied to investigators.

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