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Till death really parted them

Published:Monday | September 16, 2013 | 12:00 AM
In this July 2013 photo, a flyer seeking information regarding Cody Lee Johnson is posted on a Kalispell, Montana, street corner. Johnson's newlywed wife confessed she pushed her husband face-first off a cliff in Glacier National Park, then lied about his death and told authorities he had driven off with friends. - AP

The Soloist

Under normal circumstances, on your honeymoon is the last place you expect to die ... unless you get a heart attack during hours of hot, heavy sex! But for one man from Montana, things literally went downhill just one week after saying "till death do us part". Talk about seriously falling for someone.

If you read the story, you will see that some aspects don't ring right. If a woman is having second thoughts about marriage while still on her honeymoon, oh, dear ... that's a bad sign that perhaps she ought to have waited before tying that knot.

Second, if it's a honeymoon and you're having such a bad argument, you clearly missed the point or the premarital counselling sessions.

Third, you kill the man, be woman enough to own up to it. It's not the ideal time to plan the perfect murder, so having done your worst, come clean and take the consequences. I just hate these murderers who are really cowards who acted on impulse. Ladies, if you are are going to kill your hubby, think it through carefully. If after you have asked all the questions, there is still room for doubt, call the divorce lawyer and hit him where it really hurts - his pocket.

Now, read below and see how not to kill your husband.

As the Associated Press story goes, "his new bride confessed to shoving him off a cliff only a week after the wedding". Cody L. Johnson from Kalispell, Montana, married Jordan Linn Graham at the end of June, and a friend of the groom said he was in love and excited to be wed.

However, according to an affidavit posted online by The Missoulian, the couple was walking in Glacier National Park about a week after the wedding, and the two of them were having an argument.

A friend of the couple's told authorities Graham had texted her saying she was having second thoughts about the marriage.


The next day, July 8, Johnson was reported missing after he didn't turn up for work, and Graham told officers the last time she had seen him, he was leaving the house in a black car. But then, Graham reported seeing her husband's body and her story changed.

According to the affidavit, she told police she had, in fact, been arguing with her husband on a steep trail the evening of July 7, and the situation escalated to a murderous level.

At one point in time during their argument, Graham turned and began to walk away. She stated Johnson grabbed her by the arm. Graham turned and removed Johnson's hand from her arm. After removing Johnson's hand, Graham stated she could have just walked away, but due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff.

Graham is in custody, having been charged with second-degree murder.

I hope they send her away long enough to regret the deed.

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