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Woman in Montana newlywed murder case agrees to plead guilty to second-degree murder

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Jordan Linn Graham, center, leaves federal court, in Missoula, Mont. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday Dec. 9, 2013, in Graham's trial on a charge of murder in the death of Cody Johnson, just eight days after the two got married. (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Michael Gallacher, File) TV OUT; MAGS OUT
December 12, 2013 - 11:45 AM

MISSOULA, Mont. - A newlywed bride accused of deliberately pushing her husband to his death in Montana's Glacier National Park has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder.

News of the plea agreement for 22-year-old Jordan Graham came as a jury was set to hear closing arguments in her murder trial.

A judge is still deciding whether to accept the deal.

Under the plea agreement, prosecutors would drop charges of first-degree murder and making a false statement. Graham would face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

No sentencing date has been scheduled.

Prosecutors had alleged Graham was having second thoughts about her 8-day-old marriage to 25-year-old Cody Johnson when she lured him to a steep cliff in the park on July 7 and intentionally pushed him.

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