Bride goes to trial in Glacier Park newlywed death

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Associated Press

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 8 at 11:06 AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The bride was having second thoughts eight days after her wedding, and the couple took their argument to a trail in Montana's Glacier National Park. Only one of them returned alive.

Now it will be up to a jury to decide whether Jordan Graham deliberately pushed Cody Johnson to his death that night in July, or whether she was trying to remove his hand from her arm when he fell off the cliff.

The murder trial of the 22-year-old Kalispell, Mont., woman begins Monday with jury selection and could last one to two weeks. Graham has pleaded not guilty to murder and making a false statement.

The trial comes after a judge rejected an attempt by Graham's public defenders to dismiss the indictment because of an FBI agent's interrogation techniques.

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