MISSOULA, MT - A woman in Montana has been accused killing her husband of one week by pushing him off a cliff during an argument, instead of killing him with 30 to 40 years of incessant nagging.
Cody Johnson, 25, and Jordan Graham, 22, were married a little over a week ago but their honeymoon was short lived after Johnson was reported missing on July 8, when he did not show up for work.
Graham said she last saw her husband the night before, when he left their house late on July 7 with unidentified friends in a dark-colored car. On that same night, Graham reportedly sent a friend a message stating she was going to talk to her husband about her regretting having ever gotten married.
On July 10, Graham spotted her husband’s body at the base of a cliff in Glacier National Park and alerted park rangers. When asked how she knew where to look for Johnson’s body, she claimed she received an email telling her that her husband had died after a fall while hiking.
One of the rangers thought it odd that Graham would go straight to the exact location where her husband had fallen, and she explained that it was a place Johnson had said he wanted to see before he died.
Johnson’s body was recovered the next day and his parents called for an investigation into their son’s death, while Graham took to Instagram. She posted a photo from their wedding day with the caption, “Miss you so much Cody! Not a day will go by where I don’t think about you!! You will live on in my heart forever!! I know you’re in a better place now looking down on me!! You’re my angel!! Love you with all my heart and soul!! See you again one day!!!”
Graham was again questioned by police on July 16, and eventually admitted she had lied about when she last saw her husband. She told an FBI agent that she and Johnson were walking in the Loop Trail area of the park when they got into an argument.
As she turned to walk away, she said Johnson grabbed her arm. She removed his hand from her arm and, according to an affidavit, “due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back, and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff.”
Graham was taken into custody and has been charged with second-degree murder. Her public defender (she’s fucked) has refused to comment on the case.
If there is any silver lining to this dark cloud, it’s that Johnson got see the area he wanted before he died – even if he was screaming while reaching terminal velocity. I just re-read that last sentence and realized even my optimism is twisted.