Posted: Sep 9, 2013 4:10 PM by MTN News
Updated: Sep 9, 2013 4:56 PM
A Kalispell newlywed is being accused of the second degree murder of her husband in Glacier National Park.
22-year-old Jordan Linn Graham of Kalispell appeared in Missoula Federal Court on a complaint alleging murder in the second degree in the death of her husband Cody Lee Johnson.
25-year-old Johnson was reported missing July 7th.
His body was found July 11th in Glacier National Park below the Loop area.
Graham told a friend she was having second thoughts about their marriage and she intended to discuss them with Johnson on July 7th in Glacier Park.
According to court papers, the two were arguing along the Loop trail which is very steep, when Johnson grabbed Graham's arm.
According to an FBI affidavit, Graham told investigators that she could have 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."
Prosecutors said that if Graham is charged with murder in the second degree, she faces the possibility of life in prison.
If charged with voluntary manslaughter, she faces possible penalties of up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Graham is currently being detained on special conditions.