In one of the best arguments I have seen lately about waiting to get married, a Montana woman was charged yesterday with pushing her newlywed husband off a cliff, just one week after they were married. Charging documents suggest that 22-year-old Jordan Linn Graham had been having second thoughts about getting married to her 25-year-old husband, Cody Lee Johnson. From The Huffington Post:
Graham initially told investigators that Johnson left their house late July 7 with unidentified friends in a dark-colored car with Washington state license plates.
That night, she texted a friend and said she was about to talk to Johnson about her reservations about having gotten married the previous weekend.
The friend, identified only by initials, told the FBI about receiving the text from Graham just before 9 p.m. in which Graham said, “Oh well, I’m going to talk to him.”
The friend responded, “I’ll pray for you guys.”
Graham replied, “But dead serious if u don’t hear from me at all again tonight, something happened.”
According to the affidavit:
Graham told an FBI agent that she and her husband had been arguing July 7 as they walked in the Loop Trail area of the park.
At one point, she turned to walk away, but Johnson grabbed her arm, she said. She turned around, removed his hand from her arm and “due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back, and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff,” an affidavit states.
How awful for that poor dude, and it’s not like getting an annulment is the worst thing that can happen to a couple after they have changed their mind about being married. I had my first marriage at age 24, and my ex and I divorced amicably after having one child. Sure, he drove me crazy at times but never enough where I would consider shoving him off a cliff. It leads me to believe that this either happened as a very unfortunate accident, like maybe she was just shoving him and he fell? Or else severe mental illness is at play here. Either way, I feel terrible for this and for the friends and family of the victim. I’m sure this isn’t how they expected his marriage to turn out.