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December 12th, 2013
10:08 PM ET

Surprising plea deal in newlywed murder trial

Jordan Graham spent months claiming she pushed her husband off a cliff in self defense. Today she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. She was married to Cody Johnson for just eight days when he fell to his death in Glacier National Park. Today's plea deal came just before closing arguments. Kyung Lah has the latest.
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December 11th, 2013
09:52 PM ET

Newlywed murder trial: "Jordan has a surprise for me"

Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson were married for just eight days when she pushed him and he fell off a cliff at Glacier National Park. She is now on trial for his murder. Graham's lawyers say she pushed Johnson in self defense. Now a friend of Johnson's testified he turned down a golf outing on the day of his death because "Jordan said she has a surprise for me." Kyung Lah has the latest.

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December 10th, 2013
10:22 PM ET

Day two of the newlywed murder trial: A rare show of emotion by Jordan Graham

Jordan Graham pushed her husband while they were at Glacier National Park and he fell off a cliff. Her lawyers say she pushed him in self defense and that his death was an accident. The prosecution argues it was murder. One problem for the defense is that initially, Graham lied about what happened and went to pretty dramatic lengths to cover her tracks. Those lies took center stage in court today. Kyung Lah has the latest, and explains what was happening when Graham started wiping away tears.

John Berman discussed the case with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin and forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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