11/15/2013 AT 3:00 PM ET
A Montana newlywed told a judge Friday that she unintentionally pushed her husband off a cliff July 7 after he grabbed her arm during an argument.
“We were in the middle of an argument and he thought I was going to run away. Cody had grabbed me and I thought he was going to push me down,” Jordan Graham, 22, told a U.S. District Court judge in a pretrial hearing. “My first instinct was to get him off [of me].”
The judge was considering a defense motion alleging that FBI agents misrepresented Graham’s police interview to make it sound as if she pushed Cody Johnson, 25, after they scuffled instead of during the scuffle.