Newlywed Who Confessed to Husband's Killing Released

Prosecution is fighting to get Jordan Linn Graham back in jail.
3:21 | 09/13/13

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and begin with the latest on the montana newlywed, charged with murdering her husband on their honeymoon. Jordan graham is on bail, even though she confessed to pushing her husband off a cliff eight days after their wedding. And ryan owens is tracking the case. Reporter: The young bride the fbi says pushed her new husband off a cliff, eight days after she walked down the aisle, just took another walk, to freedom. Jordan graham slipped out of this montana courthouse undetected late thursday. This morning, the 22-year-old is back at her parents' home, after a federal judge let her go until trial. Authorities say she admitted to pushing cody johnson face-first off that cliff at glacier national park, during an argument this summer. Johnson's friends cannot believe she's free after spending three nights in jail. She lost those rights, when she pushed cody off the cliff. She gets another day at home, where cody does not. Reporter: Graham is charged with second-degree murder. She hasn't entered a plea yet. Fbi agents say she tried to cover up the crime for days before her new husband's body was discovered at the bottom of that cliff back in july. Still, in this written ruling, the federal judge said the bride is not a flight risk. And that prosecutors didn't prove she's a danger to herself or anybody else. She has no criminal history. Prosecutors are so upset, they filed a motion to revoke her release and send her back behind bars. A different judge could rule on that later today. Knowing the fact that she was released today, the fact that she openly admits that she took a dear friend from us, it just boggles my mind. Reporter: The judge did order graham to undergo mental health treatment. And one more thing. The new bride who gave up her wedding ring, just got a new piece of jewelry, an ankle bracelet. For "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. And abc's chief legal affairs anchor, dan abrams, is here. I'm not a lawyer. But she confessed to pushing her husband off the cliff. How could she have been let go? The bail is not intended to punish. The purpose of bail is to make sure she shows up in court. And number two, make sure she's not a danger to the community. What the court in this case said, was that the prosecution had not been able to demonstrate sufficiently any -- either of those two things. Even the prosecutors conceded she's not a flight risk. Even the magistrate, the court says there's a lot of evidence against her. That's one of the four factors that are being considered here. The weight of the evidence. And the magistrate did say, there's a lot of evidence here. But we're talking about bail. We're talking about making sure that she shows up. She's presumed innocent at this point. That's the purpose of bail. Now, the prosecutors are in effect appealing this. They're going to the district court saying, you're supposed to be a part of this process. You need to hold off on that magistrate's decision. We need to get her back in jail. I don't think they're going to win. But it's a close case. How does this play out? Do you think there's going to be a plea deal? Once you confessed to something like this, they charge you with second-degree murder, knowing there might be a plea deal of manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.

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