Trial begins for bride accused of pushing husband off cliff

Trial begins for bride accused of pushing husband off cliff

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 5:39 PM

MISSOULA, Mont. -- A jury has been selected and opening arguments are expected in the murder trial of a newlywed bride accused of pushing her husband from a cliff in Glacier National Park just days after their wedding.

Jordan Graham has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and making a false statement to authorities in the death of 25-year-old Cody Johnson.

The jury of eight men, six women and two alternates was seated Monday and opening statements were expected later in the day.

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said he hoped to get the case to the jury this week.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Graham and Johnson had been married for eight days when they argued over her doubts about the marriage on a cliff in the park.

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