Appeal Filed in Glacier Park Murder Case, Prosecution Accused of Withholding Evidence
A new appeal to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals brings yet another twist in the complicated trial of Jordan Graham, the young newlywed accused of pushing her husband Cody Johnson off of a cliff in Glacier National Park.
The newest appeal, filed on October 17, argues that the prosecution hindered justice by withholding and distorting evidence in the case, but this isn't the first time an appeal attempt has been made.
Back on March 27, Graham cried on the stand, pled guilty to charges of Second Degree murder without premeditation, and said "I'm sorry for killing Cody." The move was surprising to many at the time.
After the guilty plea, the defense filed an appeal to withdraw the plea within a few weeks. That appeal was based on the argument that the prosecution had effectively failed to fulfill its obligation to drop the charges of first degree murder because the prosecution was still seeking life imprisonment for Graham.