Transcript for Woman Sentenced to 30 Years For Honeymoon Killing
We turn now to the latest on that newlywed murder case out of Montana. It was an emotional day in court as Jordan graham was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she confessed to pushing her husband of just eight days off a cliff and to his death. ABC's Ryan Owens has the story. Did you mean to push your husband off a cliff. Reporter: Newlywed killer Jordan graham will be 52 years old before she walks free again. On Thursday a Montana judge slapped the 22-year-old bride with a tough 30-year sentence in federal prison. No parole. Graham was hoping for leniency when she pleaded guilty to second degree murder back in December. Admitting she pushed Cody Johnson off a cliff at glacier national park eight days after they danced to this song at their wedding. ? Reporter: Thursday the sobbing bride told the judge "I think about Cody every day. I still love Cody and I have no doubt if he were still here I would still be with him today." The usually stoic young woman then turned to her former mother-in-law and apologized for killing her only son. "I took the most precious gift god gave you. Nothing can take that place and I'm truly sorry." I do feel that I can move forward from this, yes. Reporter: Graham reached that plea deal in December at the last possible moment, just as jurors were about to decide her fate. One of those jurors came back for her sentencing. A fair sentence? I believe it's life. She took his life. She owes her life. Reporter: But it was the judge who decided a very short marriage would end with a very long prison sentence. He posed this question to the court, "She was a Normal person, at least on the surface. But how does a Normal person kill her husband of eight days?" For "Good morning America," Ryan Owens, ABC news, Los Angeles.
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