Helena, Mont. • Federal prosecutors recommended a life sentence for a 22-year old Montana newlywed who pleaded guilty to murder after saying she pushed her new husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park.
Her attorney, however, said the "extremely reckless but unintentional act" merits 10 years in prison.
A sentencing hearing for Jordan Graham is set for March 27 before U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula. Graham entered her plea in December to second-degree murder in the July death of Cody Johnson, 25, her husband of eight days.
Johnson's body was found at the bottom of the cliff three days after he was reported missing by a friend and co-worker. Graham said at her trial that she was having second thoughts about being married so young and they went to the park to talk about it.