- Associated Press - Monday, November 10, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court for more time to respond to a Kalispell newlywed’s 3,000-page appeal of her second-degree murder conviction for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park in July 2013.

Jordan Graham pleaded guilty to killing Cody Johnson in December 2013, before closing arguments were held in her trial. Public defender Michael Donahoe filed a motion to withdraw the guilty plea after prosecutors recommended she be sentenced to life in prison. A judge denied the motion and sentenced her to 30 years.

Donahoe’s appeal asks that Graham’s conviction be reversed and that she be tried for manslaughter.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/1zHBUxo ) federal prosecutors are asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a 70-day extension to give them time to address all the issues raised in the Oct. 17 appeal.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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