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Graham Trial Begins Monday

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22 year-old Jordan Graham is fighting for her freedom as she prepares to go to trial for allegedly killing her husband of just eight days, Cody Johnson. Newly released legal briefs giving a first look at how the two sides will make their cases prosecutors say the Montana newlyweds were at Glacier National Park in July, when the "defendant pushed Mr. Johnson in the back with both hands. Mr. Johnson fell face first to his death" - seemingly contradicting the defense's argument that Johnson fell by accident after Graham pushed his arm away during an argument.

U.S. Attorneys say they plan to prove that for nine days after Johnson's death, Graham went to great lengths to "hide her crime from friends, family, and law enforcement" - even allegedly sending herself e-mails from a fake account she created named "Tony."

"Prosecutors have to prove that she intended to kill him that this was not an accident," said ADA Pozo.

Graham has pleaded not guilty.

In their legal briefs, her attorneys admit Graham's "story changed over time," but maintain Johnson's death was an accident. The defense also writing in its brief that despite expected testimony that Graham suffered from cold feet, "witnesses thought the wedding was perfectly normal."

"This case is going to come down to whether the jury believes that she really regretted this marriage so much that she just pushed him off the edge literally," said Pozo.

Graham's attorneys revealing their plan to paint a starkly different image of her husband's lifestyle one they call "reckless."

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