Bride accused in husband’s death pleads not guilty
HELENA, Montana (AP) — A newlywed bride accused of pushing her husband off a cliff to his death in Glacier National Park after having second thoughts about her marriage has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
Jordan Linn Graham appeared Friday in court on a new federal grand jury indictment charging her with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and making a false statement about the death of Cody Lee Johnson.
Her attorney, Michael Donahoe, entered not guilty pleas on Graham’s behalf.
Donahoe said last month that Graham was acting in self-defense and Johnson’s death was an accident.
The couple had been married for eight days when Johnson disappeared July 7.
Graham would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison if she’s convicted of first-degree murder.