Posted: Dec 12, 2013 04:56 PM MST
Updated: May 09, 2016 09:55 AM MDT
Jordan Graham in court Thursday
Defense team for Jordan Graham in court today
Jordan Graham in handcuffs
Jordan Graham asks Judge Molloy to accept plea
Steve and Lindy Rutledge
Nate Allred testified as to his analysis of cellular telephone activity on the defendant and Mr. Johnson’s phones the evening of July 7 and early morning of July 8, 2013. Among other things, he is expected to testify as to his analysis of the location and activity of their cellular telephones.
Jurors also heard from FBI agent Stacey Smiedala. He described how Graham began crying when he told her he knew she was at the park with Johnson. In a recording, Smiedala asked Graham what she meant by the term "wedding blues." Graham said she was feeling she should have waited longer to get married, and she was not on cloud nine.
The jury also heard from one of his best friends, Cameron Fredrickson.
He told the jury he, and other friends, broke into the town house Jordan and Cody shared. Fredrickson claimed he was looking for evidence to incriminate Graham because he felt she was violent and had hurt Cody. He didn’t find anything.
Johnson’s mother, Sherry, broke down in tears as she told the court about her son and explained how excited he had been to marry Graham.
Cloth on monitor
Kalispell Detective Cory Clark took the stand. He described what it was like recovering the body in the park, and identified a shoe and sock recovered from the scene.
Kalispell Detective Cory Clark
Glacier National Park Ranger Steve Powers took the stand. He testified that Graham seemed nervous, uneasy and was shaking when he asked her how she knew somewhere specific to look. Powers said Graham said it was a place Johnson said he wanted to see before he died.
Zeno Baucus, U.S Attorney
Defense Team - Michael Donahoe and Andrew Nelson with Jordan Graham
Michael Donahoe, Defense Attorney
Kris McLean, US Attorney with Judge Donald Molloy
Andrew Nelson, Defense Attorney
The first witness was Johnson’s friend Jennifer Toren. Toren broke down crying when she described Johnson as a generous, kind man.
Graham’s church friend Kimberly Martinez was later called to the stand. Prosecutors pulled up text messages between her and Graham.
Jurors were shown texts from Graham before the wedding explaining that she was getting nervous, and after the wedding saying she was rethinking everything, and was sad. In the texts, Martinez urged Graham to talk to Johnson, and Graham said that Johnson had a temper.
Michael Rutledge of Kalispell testified in tears on Tuesday that he was angry with defendant Jordan Graham because she had lied about the disappearance of her husband Cody Johnson and kept adding more lies to cover it up.
The 16-year-old Rutledge was with Graham when she led authorities to Johnson's body in Glacier National Park on July 11. Rutledge says she told him to tell others that park rangers had found the body.
The teenage brother of a Montana woman on trial in the death of her new husband broke down on the witness stand when asked to describe his feelings toward her.