September 12th, 2013
12:41 PM ET

Montana Bride Accused of Murder in Court Today

22-year-old Jordan Graham is in court today after being charged with killing her own husband just 8 days after their wedding. Prosecutors now say evidence shows that she tried to cover up the crime, CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Later today, the judge will rule whether Graham can be freed on bond berfore her trial, or if she must remain behind bars.

Graham's mother was emotionless as she left court with defense attorneys on Wednesday after she testified that her daughter should get home confinement, not jail.

While tight-lipped, the defense argues Graham in not a threat, has no criminal history and no prior record of any violence. The only thing she has done is admitted to pushing Cody Johnson, her husband, off a sheer cliff, face first, in the Glacier National Park during a heated argument.

The victim's uncle says his side of the family wants her to stay behind bars.


Prosecutors say Graham tried to cover up the crime by creating a bogus email account and writing fake emails from a made-up friend, an account that traces back to Graham's home address.

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