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30 years for Newlywed Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff
New York Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jordan Graham (left) and Cody Johnson

Posted on 03/28/2014 9:23:23 AM PDT by lbryce

A Montana woman was sentenced Thursday to more than 30 years in prison for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park after they argued over her regrets about the marriage.

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said he saw no remorse from Jordan Graham, 22, in the killing of Cody Johnson, 25. He sentenced her to 30 years and five months in prison and ordered her to pay $16,910 in restitution.

Graham will be subject to five years of court supervision upon her release. There is no possibility of parole in the federal system, meaning she’s likely to serve the full term.

A tearful Graham took the stand during the sentencing hearing in Missoula, apologizing to her family and Johnson’s.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: murder; newlyweds
It seems prophetic when getting engaged telling everyone 'he just fell for her'.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 9:23:23 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Who does the restitution go to? Cemetery? The courts?


2 posted on 03/28/2014 9:27:59 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

It’s a crime that murderers are not executed any more. Except in TX.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 9:29:30 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: lbryce

“...and you’ve won this brand new Washer and Dryer!”


4 posted on 03/28/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lbryce
Graham said she decided to confront her husband about her marriage doubts, but she did not know how he would take it. She said the couple climbed down a treacherous slope below a popular spot in the park called The Loop and spoke on a narrow ledge, hundreds of feet above a ravine.

Note to self: if wife tells me she wants to discuss concerns about the marriage when we are next to a treacherous slope of a ravine hundreds of feet up, tell her she is 100% right and apologize until we get back to the car.

5 posted on 03/28/2014 9:33:50 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: little jeremiah

To quote Ron White, “we have an express lane”.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 9:34:20 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

Real restitution would be for her to get back on the ledge and let one of her late husband’s family members to give her a push.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 9:34:56 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: lbryce

“Mens Rea” with alcohol or drugs, “Mens Rea” without.

I suppose it’s time for some folks to quit acting crazy.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 9:36:08 AM PDT by golux
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Maybe the guy should have stopped, looked around, seen himself hundreds of feet above a ravine and said, honey, you’ve decided to discuss the state of our sorry marriage, NOW??


9 posted on 03/28/2014 9:37:25 AM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Note to self: a good wife is one who also understands that every minute of a marriage is akin to standing at the top of a treacherous ravine.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 9:37:31 AM PDT by golux
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Be careful. I think I’ve won one argument in the last thirty years, maybe. And remember they find a way, sooner or later, to get even. Is simply safer to say, ‘yes, I was wrong.’


11 posted on 03/28/2014 9:38:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: little jeremiah

Beside that, she’ll probably be out of prison in less han 10 years


12 posted on 03/28/2014 9:44:38 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: lbryce

welll she does have a rather pronounced ‘widow’s peak’


13 posted on 03/28/2014 9:45:04 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: lbryce

Hmmmm...she must have watched “The Closer.” There was an episode like that in 2011...where the husband and wife argued and she pushed him off a cliff and tried to claim it was an accident.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Agreed


15 posted on 03/28/2014 9:48:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: caver
Beside that, she’ll probably be out of prison in less han 10 years That means she'll be available, right?
16 posted on 03/28/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: caver

Bet you she goes Full Lesbo.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 9:52:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: henkster

Ha!


18 posted on 03/28/2014 9:52:21 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: dfwgator

She looks a bit butch.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 9:53:12 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: lbryce
Maybe the guy should have stopped, looked around, seen himself hundreds of feet above a ravine and said, honey, you’ve decided to discuss the state of our sorry marriage, NOW??

Seems the more difficult the topic, the worse the timing...

20 posted on 03/28/2014 9:55:43 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: caver
Beside that, she’ll probably be out of prison in less han 10 years

Reminds me of the expression, if I killed her when I wanted, I'd be out of jail by now.

21 posted on 03/28/2014 9:55:45 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Be careful. I think I’ve won one argument in the last thirty years, maybe. And remember they find a way, sooner or later, to get even. Is simply safer to say, ‘yes, I was wrong.’

LOL! The first two words after "I do."?

"yes, dear"

22 posted on 03/28/2014 9:57:17 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Note to self: if wife tells me she wants to discuss concerns about the marriage when we are next to a treacherous slope of a ravine hundreds of feet up, tell her she is 100% right and apologize until we get back to the car.

exactly! i do not believe she said she wanted to talk about the marriage before they got there... why would you go there to have that discussion? ridiculous... her entire cover-up was pathetic... juvenile... and she only got 30 years? she should go away for life at the very least...

23 posted on 03/28/2014 9:58:20 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Where's Jack Bailey when you need him. The dude might still be alive.
24 posted on 03/28/2014 10:00:19 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: dfwgator

I bet you’re wrong. She already is.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 10:02:31 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: meatloaf

You could be right, that probably was her motivation.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Smokin' Joe

Yes, can’t knock what works.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 10:06:15 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NELSON111; scripter
my husband's cousin Cindy (who was a widow) married a guy who killed his second wife this same way... pushing her off a hiking trail... Cindy was his fourth wife and did not know this guy's background... all she knew was that he was a widower, and she thought she was his second wife... anyway, he killed Cindy by drowning her at a lake, while her two young sons and his son waited for them at the shore... his name is Randy Roth... he is in prison in Washington... Ann Rule wrote a book called A Rose for Her Grave, and this story is in that book...

you can look google Randy Roth... diabolical, indeed...

28 posted on 03/28/2014 10:09:21 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Am sorry for your family’s loss. Wish there had been responsible people there will to respond.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 10:12:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: meatloaf
The name of that show was "Queen for a Day". Only trailer park white trash contestants. No questions were asked, no skills were required to be demonstrated. Contestants won solely on how pathetic, desperate their story was. There were usually four women, each one presented their own little sob story and the worst, most pathetic of the lot would be declared Queen For A Day. Of course, a title like that would never work in today's demographic horror show. Which reminds me. There was a movie musical made back in the early 40's and I always think of how our society has changed in that the title of the movie would never even be suggested. Check it up on IMDB. IMDB:A Hundred Men and a Girl
30 posted on 03/28/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce
She later told Glacier rangers she had found Johnson’s body near The Loop because it was a place he wanted to see before he died.

The poor sucker got his wish.

31 posted on 03/28/2014 10:21:38 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: lbryce

I’ve always wondered where someone is supposed to come up with $17k if they are going to be spending the next 30 years in prison. Turning tricks for the jailers?


32 posted on 03/28/2014 10:23:10 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: lbryce

That show was awful. They used those women and made them look so pathetic.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 10:23:33 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: lbryce
30 years for Newlywed Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff

Democrats site sentence as part of the Republican "War on Women"./sarc

34 posted on 03/28/2014 10:31:32 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Or at least be in Nabraska. Not many cliffs to be pushed over there.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 10:32:23 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: lbryce

So this is a federal crime but voter fraud by a poll worker in Ohio isn’t?


36 posted on 03/28/2014 10:38:25 AM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: lbryce

When she gets out, give her my phone number.


37 posted on 03/28/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Restitution to the park service for cleanup maybe, or false report and costs of investigation.

His family recovers via a civil suit for wrongful death, so the restitution is not to the family.

38 posted on 03/28/2014 10:45:57 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: lbryce

Orange is the new black.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: latina4dubya

my gosh, that is horrible! poor soul :( I have read some of Ann Rule’s books. They made my blood run cold and I had to stop reading her.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: lbryce

A light sentence fails to prevent the crime. 30 years for murder, when the marriage would have been for life.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 11:41:03 AM PDT by dangus
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To: midnightcat

Same with me, I had to stop reading Ann Rule books. I have enough problems sleeping at night.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 12:46:03 PM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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