"New Day" Wrap Up – 9/10/13 – Thursday
September 10th, 2013
02:09 PM ET
September 10th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

After One Week of Marriage, Wife Pushes Husband Off Cliff

From CNN's "Early Start," police say a newlywed wife pushed her husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park in Montana just one week after tying the knot.

Jordan Linn Graham made an initial appearance in court Monday to face a charge of second-degree murder. If convicted, she faces life in prison.


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September 10th, 2013
01:45 PM ET

Shellie Zimmerman Calls 911: 'I Don't Know What He's Capable Of'

George Zimmerman's wife Shellie Zimmerman called  911 Monday during an alleged altercation with her estranged husband, CNN's Victor Blackwell reports.

"I don't know what he's capable of. I'm just really scared," she said.

According to the Zimmerman's attorneys, Shellie and her father, David Dean, were taking some items out of the home the couple once shared.

Defense Attorney Mark O' Mara said, "George was not aware of it and when he showed up to see a trailor and a truck, it was concerning to him. There was some conversation between George and her dad."

However, text messages between the Zimmerman's appear to show George was aware his wife would be at the home. Shellie Zimmerman also said there was more than a conversation between her husband and father.

From the 911 call: 

"He accosted my father and then took my iPad and smashed it and cut it with a pocket knife."

According to Lake Mary Police, Mrs. Zimmerman called for help when George Zimmerman allegedly reached for what she thought was his gun.

From the 911 call: 

"He is in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer and he is just threatening us."

Monday Zimmemrman was questioned and released and no charges were filed.

Psychotherapist Robi Ludwig and CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin weighed in on the incident. Hostin says the legal scenario doesn't add up to her as even if the vicitim declines pressing charges, the state could still decide to prosecute.

"The decision to charge never lies with the victim, it lies with the government," she said.

To hear more about Zimmerman's possible state of mind during the altercation SEE FULL INTERVIEW: 

It's unclear if zimmerman really had a gun.

Police say "No one inside the house saw him with that weapon or a weapon. He said he never had a weapon on him. Nobody can place him having a weapon on him."

That's not what Zimmerman's attorney told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Cooper: Did Zimmerman have a gun in the car?

O'Mara: He had a gun with him, yes and he was allowed to, absolutely.

Officers never checked the vehicle because they did not have a warrant and police say they have no plans to get a warrant.

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September 10th, 2013
01:21 PM ET

Fugitive Stabs Guard in Neck, Flees In Uniform

A fugitive escapes out of a Michigan jail like it's a scene from a movie. Now he's back behind bars, CNN's John Berman reports.

It began shortly after 8 a.m. Monday as Abraham Pearson was in a holding cell inside a Detroit courthouse.

Pearson was awaiting his sentencing for up to 15 years for carjacking and armed robbery when an unarmed deputy who has been identified as 63-year-old Harrison Tolliver, removed his handcuffs.

At that time the 25-year-old inmate attacked the deputy with a comb he'd sharpened into a weapon, stabbing him in the neck, snatching the deputy's clothes, keys, cellphone and radio, disguising himself as the officer and escaping.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon said, "This is a huge building, obviously we have a limited number of people with different responsibilities."

He bypassed building security by taking the prisoner elevator and walked right out the front the door. Then Pearson carjacked a minivan outside police headquarters.

Every level of law enforcement was dispatched as the hectic search continued until the fugitive was found around 10 p.m after the city was on lockdown for nearly 14 hours.

Some citizens eventually spotted him walking near interstate 94 and now the man is headed back to jail where he faces at least eleven additional charges.

Tolliver, a retired Detroit police officer, was taken to the Detroit Receiving Hospital and later released.

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