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Judge 'inclined to deny' motion to delay newlywed's trial

By KECI Staff
Published On: Nov 15 2013 11:37:29 AM MST
Updated On: Nov 15 2013 08:41:58 PM MST

A federal judge denies motion to dismiss Jordan Graham's first degree murder charge, and will likely keep the December 9 trial date.

MISSOULA, Mont. -

A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss Jordan Graham's first-degree murder charge, and will likely keep the December 9 trial date.

Graham took the stand Friday morning to talk about what happened during the investigation. According to Graham's testimony, her instinct is to push when somebody grabs for her.

Graham's defense team argued that her husband of only eight days, Cody Johnson, grabbed Graham when they were at Glacier National Park.

Graham also testified that an FBI agent made her uncomfortable during questioning by touching her knee for an extended period of time.

The 22-year-old is charged with murder and lying to investigators.

Prosecutors asked the judge to delay the trial and push it back to February, allowing them more time to prepare their case against Graham. However Federal Judge Donald Molloy said he is "inclined to deny" that motion, meaning the trial will likely continue as scheduled, on December 9.