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Jordan Linn Graham Sentenced To 30 Years For Pushing Husband Off Cliff To His Death

Jordan Linn Graham Sentenced To 30 Years For Pushing Husband Off Cliff To His Death

03/28/2014

Jordan Linn Graham, who previously pleaded guilty to murdering her husband by pushing him off a cliff, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Jordan Graham Sentenced

Graham, 22, had only been married to her husband, Cody Johnson, for eight days when they went on a fateful hike at Glacier National Park in Montana on July 7. During an argument in which Graham revealed she was questioning their decision to get marriage, she pushed him off a cliff to his death.

In addition to her 30-year sentence, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy has also ordered Graham to pay $17,000 in restitution, reported CNN.

"There's only one person in this room that knows what happened, and I don't think she's been entirely truthful about what happened," said Molloy, who questions the sincerity of Graham’s contrition.

Graham Covered Up Husband's Death

During the murder trial, prosecutors alleged that Graham had intentionally coerced Johnson to take the walk through the national park, fully intending to kill him in cold blood. Adding to the prosecution's case that the fall was no accident, was Graham’s attempts to cover it up.

Following closing arguments, Graham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the hopes of avoiding a first-degree murder conviction. Her sentence of 30 years is 20 years less than what prosecutors had wanted.

– Chelsea Regan

Read more: Jordan Linn Graham, Cory Johnson, Courts

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