U.S. News


Prosecutors Seek Life For Bride Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff

Prosecutors want a life sentence for the newlywed who killed her husband by pushing him off a cliff. Jordan Graham admitted to killing her husband.
Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 20, 2014

​Federal prosecutors want Jordan Graham, the Montana newlywed who allegedly killed her husband by pushing him off a cliff, to be locked up for life.

That recommendation was submitted in pre-sentencing documents filed Tuesday.  (Via U.S. District Court, District of Montana​)

"Prosecutors are calling Graham extremely dangerous, predatory, an unrepentant murderer. And they recommend she be sentenced to the upper range of her potential punishment." (Via KPAX)

Back in December, Graham admitted to pushing her husband of just eight days off a cliff. She says they had an argument while visiting Glacier National Park, and she was using self-defense. (Via WBNS)

During her trial, Graham accepted a plea bargain, admitting to second degree murder.

Graham's attorneys, though, argue she should only be sentenced for up to 10 years, with five years of supervised release following.  (Via NBC)

KECI reports friends and family have submitted letters supporting both sides of the argument. Graham's former best friend wrote: 

"Please do not let her off with a slap on the wrist ... She needs to understand that it is not ok to murder and lie."

On the other hand, her step-father wrote, "I feel in my heart she did not intentionally harm anyone." 

The judge is expected to hand down Graham's prison sentence next Thursday.