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Emotions run high at cliff-pushing newlywed trial

Prosecutors Seek Life For Bride Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff
Prosecutors Seek Life For Bride Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff

Federal prosecutors want Jordan Graham, the Montana newlywed who allegedly killed her husband by pushing him off a cliff, to be locked up for life.

That recommendation was submitted in pre-sentencing documents filed Tuesday according to the U.S. State District Court)

KPAX explains "Prosecutors are calling Graham extremely dangerous, predatory, an unrepentant murderer. And they recommend she be sentenced to the upper range of her potential punishment." (Via )

Back in December, WBNS explains Graham admitted to pushing her husband of just eight days off a cliff. She says they had an argument while visiting Glacier National Park, and she was using self-defense.

During her trial, Graham accepted a plea bargain, admitting to second degree murder.

Graham's attorneys, though, argue she should only be sentenced for up to 10 years, with five years of supervised release following. (Via NBC)

KECI reports friends and family have submitted letters supporting both sides of the argument. Graham's former best friend wrote:

"Please do not let her off with a slap on the wrist ... She needs to understand that it is not ok to murder and lie."
On the other hand, her step-father wrote, "I feel in my heart she did not intentionally harm anyone."

The judge is expected to hand down Graham's prison sentence next Thursday.

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hly3wd March 20 2014 at 10:20 AM

wow her best friend said that... sorry folks, that says a lot, parents don't always know best.

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jillrev March 20 2014 at 5:31 PM

marymary: I sense you are just a little bit off your rocker. Maybe you should up your meds.

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bertlunker March 20 2014 at 3:25 PM

Blindfolded? very interesting.

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steve bertlunker March 20 2014 at 3:50 PM

SO This what they call blind love.

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SPQR March 20 2014 at 11:35 PM

Remember this...... don't be standing near a cliff with your wife and get into an argument

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david.konen SPQR March 21 2014 at 1:20 AM

Yep - lest you wish to FIND yourself hurling to your DEATH!

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frozenbull March 20 2014 at 4:28 PM

There's not an awful lot of information here . Plea deals are apart of every case that comes before a judge . Some are offered by prosecutors ,some by defendants ,some not at all . I have to think that this Prosecutor had some doubts about going ahead with a trial . Don't know why you would give her a plea deal after calling her a predatory dangerous murderer. he luckey if he gets 10 years out of it .

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vanvorous frozenbull March 20 2014 at 5:13 PM

FYI, according to the Montana local news (Kallispel specifically and the local TV stations), the woman plead guilty and they are now dealing with the sentencing part of the case.

The the author of the above article neglected to mention that little detail... ;-)

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aljoramaggio March 21 2014 at 12:02 AM

Graham sounds like the type of woman who was more desirous of the whole idea of "The Wedding, the Wedding, the Wedding," than of the man she was marrying.
The Bridezilla types, who only think of themselves, and how it is "MY DAY!"
As the old saying goes, "A Wedding is only a day; a Marriage is a lifetime."
How well did they really know each other?
Did they pay any attention to "red flags," before the "I do" part?
Did she take the pre marriage counseling seriously (as almost all faiths require it to one extent or another today, due to the high divorce rates)?
The first year of Marriage takes a lot of adjustment.
When you are married for a week, you don't kill someone. Makes one think she was never in seriously in love with him. She just wanted the fanfare of the Wedding, not the Marriage.
She's changed her story more than once.
May he rest in peace.

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paddyomby March 20 2014 at 11:00 PM

None of us was there so who knows. Innocent until proven guilty...

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FIESTA & SIESTA paddyomby March 21 2014 at 12:01 AM

No duh we weren't there - BUT she was and she admitted to pushing him off the cliff during an argument. Did you not read the article!

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clewis1817 paddyomby March 21 2014 at 1:20 AM

she pleaded guilty, what do you mean innocent until....

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boowah March 20 2014 at 5:25 PM

We have to release all the murderers! How else will we have room for the drug users and kiddie porn downloaders?

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Tony Montana March 20 2014 at 10:29 PM

I find it hard to comment on this. One of the two had an anger management problem a psychologist would call it. I have a neighbor who's wife hides as far away from him as she can when he has his fits. He owns over 100 firearms. 2 domestic violence convictions, and a road rage incident. No felonies though. I support the 2nd amendment (right to bear arms), and the institution of marriege. It may anger some, but maybe we need psychiatric evaluations for marriege liscenses and to buy a firearm.

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Roni Tony Montana March 21 2014 at 1:20 AM

i so agree Tony

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demigoff1 March 20 2014 at 10:37 AM

Cold blooded.

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