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New wife charged with pushing husband off cliff
AP ^ | 9/10/2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 3:45:02 AM PDT by markomalley

They were newlyweds, but she was having second thoughts about the 8-day-old marriage, court documents say. The couple drove the short distance from their Kalispell home to Glacier National Park, where they got into an argument. He grabbed her by the arm, but she pulled away and shoved him face-first off a cliff to his death.

Federal prosecutors have given their version of what happened to Cody Lee Johnson, 25, two months after his body was found in an area of the park so steep and rugged that a helicopter had to be used in the recovery.

Jordan Linn Graham, 22, appeared Monday in federal court in Missoula on a second-degree murder charge in Johnson's July 7 death. Her attorney, public defender Andrew Nelson, declined to comment.

Johnson's family and friends had called for an investigation since the body was recovered July 12 below the Loop Trail near the sheer cliff drops of the park's popular Going to the Sun Road.

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1 posted on 09/10/2013 3:45:02 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Till death do us part?


2 posted on 09/10/2013 3:49:17 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: markomalley; Lazamataz

It would seem that she's available or at least will be when she gets out of prison.

3 posted on 09/10/2013 3:50:55 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: markomalley

how would they convict?


4 posted on 09/10/2013 3:52:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: markomalley

GUILTY


5 posted on 09/10/2013 3:56:08 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: markomalley

What a sh%tbag world we live in.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 4:00:01 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: markomalley
If he was wearing that outfit at the time, I might give her a pass.

But as Chris Rock said, "There are reasons to push an old lady down some stairs. Just don't do it!"

7 posted on 09/10/2013 4:00:02 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: markomalley

I certainly hope they got the thank you notes sent out for the wedding gifts.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 4:00:27 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: markomalley
Similar case  - Oregon 1995
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/forensics/psych_autopsy/2.html
9 posted on 09/10/2013 4:01:06 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: from occupied ga

Ahhhh. no thanks.


10 posted on 09/10/2013 4:02:25 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks markomalley. See, this is why you should always have a pre-nup.


11 posted on 09/10/2013 4:02:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: from occupied ga

she has that “insane” look like a lot of women in America have!


12 posted on 09/10/2013 4:08:26 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: SunkenCiv

This is why you never turn your back on a *****!


13 posted on 09/10/2013 4:12:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: markomalley

Reason #137 to never get married!


14 posted on 09/10/2013 4:12:34 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: from occupied ga

I’m in the middle of the room with a beach towel and baby oil.


15 posted on 09/10/2013 4:13:58 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: 98ZJ USMC
Ahhhh. no thanks.

Yes but the question remains "Would Laz hit it?"

16 posted on 09/10/2013 4:14:02 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: driftdiver

“Five days later, Graham admitted to authorities in a second interview that she had lied, according to the affidavit. She told them she and Johnson had an argument, were upset and decided to go to the Loop Trail.

They continued arguing on the trail, and it intensified. At one point, she turned to walk away, but Johnson grabbed her arm, she said.

She turned around, removed his hand from her arm and “due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back, and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff,” the affidavit said.”


17 posted on 09/10/2013 4:15:42 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: markomalley

Never argue on a cliff.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 4:15:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley

Well, is there insurance?


19 posted on 09/10/2013 4:17:37 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: markomalley

I love you even more than I ever loved Natalie.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 4:28:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lazamataz

I take it that’s a yes, just not near any sudden drop oofs.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 4:30:18 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Theodore R.

I’d say that marriage got off to a rocky start.

TC


22 posted on 09/10/2013 4:30:35 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: from occupied ga
Yes but the question remains "Would Laz hit it?"

Whaddya think they were arguing about???!?

23 posted on 09/10/2013 4:30:36 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: Pentagon Leatherneck
I’d say that marriage got off to a rocky start.

It started as a cliffhanger.

Then he got stoned.

24 posted on 09/10/2013 4:31:33 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: Lonesome in Massachussets
Complete and utter lack of planning on her part. She should have stolen his cell phone and before meeting him on the loop trail, and impersonating him, texted his best friend, saying that Jordan wanted out of the marriage, and he couldn't deal with it. Right after pushing him off the cliff, she texts the best friend again, impersonating Cody saying he was punching out. Then she waits a minute, calls 911 on her cell, saying, "My husband is threatening to kill himself! Oh my God, Cody! Don't! Help! Help! He just jumped off the cliff!"
25 posted on 09/10/2013 4:36:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

A very pretty Robert Wagner...


26 posted on 09/10/2013 4:43:11 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: Lonesome in Massachussets

Stupid girl...


27 posted on 09/10/2013 4:45:06 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: Ready4Freddy

If he was holding her arm, why did he then turn his back to her? Either he is stupid, or she is lying.


28 posted on 09/10/2013 4:48:00 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

-— If he was holding her arm, why did he then turn his back to her? Either he is stupid, or she is lying -—

She already confessed to murder. Her story might get her a manslaughter charge. But without her confession, a conviction of any kind would be difficult.


29 posted on 09/10/2013 4:52:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Ready4Freddy
I ain't buying any of her story. Glacier National Park is beautiful, ergo it is absolutely crawling with tourists. I bet the locals never go there. She obviously lured the guy up there just to push him off. 1st degree all the way, imo.
30 posted on 09/10/2013 4:53:51 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: Lazamataz

A marriage on the rocks.


31 posted on 09/10/2013 4:55:14 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Lazamataz

He was so happy, he was walking on air.


32 posted on 09/10/2013 4:55:21 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: markomalley

Honeymoons just aren’t what they used to be....but then I am a bit of the romantic.


33 posted on 09/10/2013 5:05:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Lazamataz
Whaddya think they were arguing about???!?

There are so many ways that could go.

34 posted on 09/10/2013 5:06:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: markomalley

They don’t call them black widdows for nothing.


35 posted on 09/10/2013 5:07:40 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: markomalley

moral of the story: when you are having an argument with your wife (or husband) do not get in a car and drive out to a cliff to discuss it


36 posted on 09/10/2013 5:09:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: markomalley

It smells funny. Couples don’t leave town together and go out to the woods, climbing to a cliff, to argue.

There was a similar story some years back where a woman mysteriously took a 500 ft tumble from a trail at Zion Park. Her husband’s account of the whole thing didn’t add up.


37 posted on 09/10/2013 5:16:35 AM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk

Remember T.J. Thorsen?


38 posted on 09/10/2013 5:26:55 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: markomalley
Eight days? Wow! I guess when it's wrong it's wrong but... and wouldn't it have been easier to go home and get a divorce?
39 posted on 09/10/2013 5:32:31 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: markomalley

If you live or if you die,
Gosh darn, I said—gosh diddly darn
The pusher woman.
Guilty


40 posted on 09/10/2013 5:38:19 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: markomalley

Note to self: Do not honeymoon in high places.


41 posted on 09/10/2013 5:46:18 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: COBOL2Java

July 7th to Sept 9th is about 60 days; what has transpired then to now?


42 posted on 09/10/2013 5:46:47 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: from occupied ga

Check out the clothes and the glasses. Hipster Lib.


43 posted on 09/10/2013 5:49:45 AM PDT by wbill
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To: from occupied ga

Her next honeymoon might be a scuba trip in Aruba.


44 posted on 09/10/2013 5:51:53 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tumblindice
Nice reference to Easy Rider/Steppenwolf.

I wonder how many Freepers under 40 (50?) caught it. lol

45 posted on 09/10/2013 5:52:11 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: my small voice

We live in a wonderful world...it is just that there are many, many sh**bags and di**heads roaming around.


46 posted on 09/10/2013 5:54:13 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Mike Darancette
Note to self: Do not honeymoon in high places.

Stay away from boat cruises, too. My wedding night was spent at the blackjack tables: choppy waters made my wife seasick.

In all fairness, she had a valid excuse...she was just one of dozens affected.

Over 25 years together, with 3 kids and a grandson, what a ride.

47 posted on 09/10/2013 5:57:20 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: markomalley

Groundhog Day - Watch that first step - it’s a doozie!


48 posted on 09/10/2013 6:02:17 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Remind me not to tick you off.


49 posted on 09/10/2013 6:13:11 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Was Ted Cruz born by c-section? If so, he's not a 'natural born' citizen.)
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To: j. earl carter; Cowboy Bob

Agreed. The quote from the article was in response to driftdvr’s query “how would they convict?”


50 posted on 09/10/2013 6:31:35 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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