Jordan Graham Wants to Withdraw Guilty Plea in Montana Newlywed Murder Case

A Montana woman who was to be sentenced Thursday for pushing her new husband to his death in Glacier National Park wants to withdraw her guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge, her lawyer says.

Jordan Linn Graham wants the change because prosecutors are still recommending life in prison, even though second-degree murder would normally carry a lesser sentence, defense attorney Michael Donahoe said Tuesday in a motion.

Jordan Graham Trial: Did Her Wedding Blues Lead to Murder?

As her newlywed husband Cody Johnson lay face down at the bottom of a cliff on the night of July 7, Jordan Graham fired off a flurry of text messages to her friends, discussing her dance moves and planting fake stories to explain Johnson’s disappearance, federal prosecutors say in pretrial briefs.