Newlywed released pending trial in husband's death

Associated Press

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Newlywed released pending trial in husband's death

CREATED Sep. 12, 2013

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered a Montana newlywed released from jail on her own recognizance as she awaits a murder trial in the death of her husband in Glacier National Park.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch said Thursday that 22-year-old Jordan Linn Graham of Kalispell did not pose a flight risk because of her strong community ties and did not appear to be a danger to others.

Graham is accused of pushing 25-year-old Cody Lee Johnson off a cliff to his death in Glacier National Park on July 7 after the two argued. Prosecutors say Graham earlier that day told a friend she was having doubts about her 8-day-old marriage.

Prosecutors asked the court to reverse Graham's release, saying she poses a safety risk and has repeatedly lied to investigators.

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