Today in a Montana court, Jordan Linn Graham — the 22-year-old woman who shoved her husband of a week off a cliff in July — shocked onlookers by pleading guilty to second-degree murder in a plea deal with the prosecution.
According to CNN, the mother of victim Cody Johnson "crumpled" in her seat upon Graham's announcement. Another relative reportedly began crying after repeating Graham's plea back to herself in disbelief. Graham agreed to the deal in exchange for the prosecution dropping first-degree murder charges, but she still faces life in prison.
In addressing the judge, Graham called the act "reckless," admitting that she two-hand shoved him face-first over a cliff at Glacier National Park and to his death. Earlier reports indicated that Graham was having second thoughts about her marriage at the time.
Per CNN, Graham "seemed" overwhelmed while finally coming clean but did not cry.