Crime & Courts

Oct 14, 2013 5:48 PM by Melissa Rafferty - Missoula

Possible February trial for Jordan Graham in Glacier murder case

MISSOULA - Jordan Graham, the Kalispell woman accused of pushing her husband Cody Johnson off a cliff in Glacier National Park in July, will appear in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Tuesday for a pre-trial conference hearing.

A nine-page document filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zeno Baucus gives a hint at what's to come in the government's case against Graham.

The Notice of Disclosure filed on October 11 says the government and Graham's attorneys have engaged in preliminary discussions concerning certain aspects of discovery and trial scheduling.

It also states that both parties agree that a February 2014 trial date is acceptable, with the trial lasting two weeks.

The government added they plan on calling up to 60 witnesses at the trial over a two-week period.

Prosecutors also say they have produced the core of the witness statements that will be likely used at trial, but go on to say a significant amount of discovery has yet to be produced, and the United States will produce it as quickly as possible.

These topics, among others, will be discussed Tuesday morning during the pre-trial conference hearing before U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy.

Graham has pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder, second degree murder, and making a false statement.

Graham is accused of pushing Johnson off a cliff after an argument on July 7 in Glacier National Park. The couple was married eight days before his death.

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