A woman was charged on Monday with killing her husband by pushing him off a cliff at the Glacier National Park in Montana. The couple had only been married for eight days.
The U.S. District Court in Missoula charged Jordan Graham, aged 22, with second-degree murder for killing her husband, Cody Johnson, aged 25. The court records state that after the accused expressed doubts to her husband about the marriage, an argument ensued, after which Cody Johnson was pushed off the side a cliff by his wife and plummeted to his death.
A day after the incident, on July 8, Johnson was reported missing by Graham. She told officers that he had sent her a text message the night before saying he was going for a drive with some friends.
Then on July 11 Graham contacted emergency services again saying she had found Johnson’s body on a path in the Glacier National Park where she was walking.
Graham admitted.later on, that she had lied and actually pushed her husband off the cliff during a hike. Special Agent Steven Liss from the FBI said in a sworn statement about the Glacier park murder:
“Graham stated she could have just walked away, but due to anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff.”
The police records showed that on the evening of July 7 Graham text messaged a friend saying: “Oh well, I’m about to talk to him,” sending another text later on: “But dead serious if u don’t hear from me at all again tonight, something happened.”
The Glacier Park murder has shocked many people, as they try to understand how anger could lead a person to commit a cold blooded murder. It is all the more tragic that the couple were so young and had only been married for eight days.