Accused murderer Jordan Graham was “giggling and texting” while looking for her husband’s body, according to testimony heard today in her murder trial.
Jordan is accused of first and second degree murder after pushing her husband, Cody Johnson, off a cliff. You can read my prior posts about Jordan’s case HERE.
Kimberly Martinez, Jordan’s former matron of honor, took the stand first to continue her testimony from yesterday. She testified about the couple’s turbulent relationship.
Jordan’s 16-year-old brother Michael took the stand next, and Jordan reportedly broke down in tears as he testified. He told the jury that he had a very good relationship with Cody before his death and that he was mad at his sister for lying to him about what happened to Cody. As he cried on the stand, he said he was no longer mad at her.
“She told one lie, was asked to tell the truth. She said it again…She had to keep adding more lies to cover it up.”
Michael was with Jordan on July 11, when she took her mom, brother, and a couple friends down to the glacier to search for Cody’s body.
Nikki Blake took the stand next. Nikki was was a high school friend of Jordan’s and she and Jordan exchanged a series of text messages immediately after Cody died. Nikki read out loud to the jury a text message conversation she had with Jordan on the very night of Cody’s death. Both she and Jordan talked about who was a better dancer, as they talked about going to an upcoming luau party.
Text from Jordan to Nikki:
Dude, you better work those sweet moves!! Although you are pretty amazing already!!”
Prosecutors pointed out to the jury that this conversation took place on the night of Cody’s death, after he had already died, and yet there was no mention of him.
Nikki also testified that a few days after Cody’s disappearance, Jordan asked her, “how long does a body float in water?”
Kalispell detectives took the stand next to recount the lies Jordan told them about Cody’s disappearance. The prosecutors played for the jury video recordings of two interviews the detectives had with Jordan before the discovery of his body. In the first one, two days after his disappearance, Jordan tells detectives that Cody left their home and got into a dark car with Washington plates. One officer tells her, “I’m getting the feeling you’re not being 100 percent honest with me.”
In the second interview, which was recorded the day after the first one, Jordan goes to the police station with the email from “Tony” she says she received. The email says,
My name is Tony.
There in no bother in looking for Cody anymore.
He is gone…
When the officer looks at the email, he remarks that it seems “kind of sketchy.”
Two friends who accompanied Jordan when she went to look for Cody’s body also took the stand today. They said she was “emotionless” and “calm” after they found the body at the bottom of the glacier. They also said Jordan expressed “relief” that cops would leave her alone now that his body had been found, saying,
“Now that we found him I can call the detective and get him out of my business”
One of the friends, Amy Hess, testified that Jordan was giggling and texting while they were searching for the body, saying she didn’t seem interested in helping.
As they were leaving the park that night, driving Cody’s car, Jordan told her friend who was driving to slow down. She said, “Don’t speed, this isn’t my car…But now it is.”