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Emotions run high at cliff-pushing newlywed trial

Prosecutors Seek Life For Bride Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff

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 according to the U.S. State District Court)

KPAX explains “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 )

Back in December, WBNS explains 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.

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.