Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Boy, I Dunno...

Y'know, I really hate to blame the victim, but...

Life sentence sought for Montana bride who pushed husband off cliff
U.S. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a Montana bride who killed her new husband by pushing him off a cliff at Glacier National Park during an argument and after expressing misgivings about their marriage.

The bride, 22-year-old Jordan Graham, struck a deal with prosecutors in December and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the high-profile July 7 death of her husband of eight days, Cody Johnson. She is due to be sentenced next week.
Now, before I say anything else, the woman in this story has not yet been convicted. It seems likely, in that she's working out a plea-bargained agreement, etc., but technically not proven guilty. That said, if she is found guilty, she is 100% responsible for what happened.

But for the love of all that's good and wholesome, can we agree that it's a bad idea to express misgivings about your recent nuptials while friggin' rock climbing with your new bride?

I mean, DUH. This is like walking through the worst section of town with $20 bills falling out of your pants pocket while you are immersed in a game of Candy Crush on your smartphone here. It's a sorority girl going to a frat party and drinking whatever's put in front of her. This is like leaving your brand new Cadillac unlocked with the keys in the ignition while you check out the new pawn shop in the bad part of town.

There is something to be said for not living your life in condition Opaque, people...

That is all.

4 comments:

libertyman said...

Now, I am no expert on this, but I think the time to express misgivings about your spouse is before the marriage.

Dave H said...

I agree, although it's not clear from that stellar bit of writing just who expressed the misgivings.

instinct said...

It was the bride who was having the misgivings about it. From what I read, she like the idea of a wedding, but not a marriage.

TJIC said...

Yeah 'instinct' has it right.