Man Who Died in Cliff Fall Was Told Not to Marry Wife

Groomsman says he, others talked to Cody Lee Johnson
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2013 1:00 AM CDT
Updated Sep 12, 2013 8:00 AM CDT
Man Who Died in Cliff Fall Was Told Not to Marry Wife
The couple.   (News Super World)

A person close to Jordan Linn Graham—the newlywed accused of pushing her husband of eight days off a cliff and to his death in July—says Graham was vocal about not really wanting to get married. And friends of the groom now say they were vocal, too. A member of Cody Lee Johnson's wedding party says he warned Johnson not to marry Graham, as did others. Cameron Fredrickson says the two-year relationship "didn't seem like a happy, loving" one, and describes Graham as unfriendly; he notes she didn't look at her husband-to-be as she said her vows, reports the Missoulian.

Fredrickson, however, acknowledges that Johnson never expressed any misgivings to him. Graham, for her part, will find out where she will remain pending trial by noon today. At an appearance in US District Court in Missoula yesterday, attorneys for the 22-year-old asked that she be allowed to stay with her mother and stepfather; the prosecution wants her behind bars. Other revelations from court: FBI Special Agent Steven Liss testified that Graham told her maid of honor, via emails sent before Johnson's death, that she didn't want to wake up, reports the Missoulian. And CNN reports that prosecutors asserted that a fake email account created soon after Johnson's death was part of an attempted cover-up. (More Jordan Linn Graham stories.)

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