Newlywed sent cryptic text before groom's fatal fall

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  • Jordan Linn Graham is accused of pushing her husband off a cliff
  • She is facing a second-degree murder charge for incident just days after wedding
Newlywed sent cryptic text before groom's fatal fall

Break in case of honeymooner gone missing at sea?

Break in case of honeymooner gone missing at sea?

Husband acquitted in honeymoon murder trial

Husband acquitted in honeymoon murder trial

A newlywed Montana bride who is accused of pushing her husband off a cliff to his death texted a friend a foreboding message right before the incident.

Read for yourself: Graham's arrest affidavit

“Dead serious, if u don’t hear from me at all again tonight, something happened,” read the text, according to a court document filed in the case.

Jordan Linn Graham is facing a second-degree murder charge for allegedly pushing her husband off a cliff in July at Glacier National Park in Montana.

Graham and her husband, Cody L. Johnson, had only been married for a little more than a week.

Read more: Happily never after: Marriage, then mayhem

She appeared in court for the first time Monday to be informed of the murder charge. If convicted, Graham could be sentenced to life in prison.

The affidavit supporting Graham’s murder charge says she told police she decided to travel with Johnson to a hiking trail in the park the evening of July 7 and an argument ensued.

“Graham stated their argument intensified. At one point in time during their arguing, Graham turned and began to walk away. She stated Johnson grabbed her by the arm,” reads the affidavit.

Graham said she then turned around and removed his hand, and that’s when the tragedy happened.

“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,” reads the affidavit.

Johnson’s body was found several days later.

The affidavit also states that Graham texted a friend the same night her husband died, saying in the message that she was going to talk to Johnson about having “second thoughts.”

Graham texted, “Oh well, I am about to talk to him.”

Her friend responded, “I’ll pray for you guys.”

Graham's attorney, Michael Donahoe, declined to comment on the case.

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