Jordan Linn Graham, Mont. newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff, released from jail pending trial

Jordan Linn Graham in an undated personal photo
Jordan Linn Graham in an undated personal photo

(CBS/AP) MISSOULA, Mont. - A federal judge has ordered a Montana newlywed released from jail on her own recognizance as she awaits a murder trial in the death of her husband in Glacier National Park.

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch said Thursday that 22-year-old Jordan Linn Graham of Kalispell did not pose a flight risk because of her strong community ties and did not appear to be a danger to others.

Graham is accused of pushing 25-year-old Cody Lee Johnson off a cliff to his death in Glacier National Park on July 7 after the two argued. Prosecutors say Graham earlier that day told a friend she was having doubts about her 8-day-old marriage.

Johnson's body was found on July 12 in an area of the park so steep and rugged that a helicopter had to be used in the recovery.

Prosecutors asked the court to reverse Graham's release, saying she poses a safety risk and has repeatedly lied to investigators.

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