Christine Wright-Darrisaw Convicted Of Making Death Threats To President Obama

A New York woman has been found guilty by a federal jury of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that Christine Write-Darrisaw of Rochester, N.Y., made the threat during a phone call to the White House in February 2012, The Associated Press reports.

Wright-Darrisaw was found guilty of two counts she was charged with, including threatening to kill the president and making a false statement to a Secret Service agent.

A White House operator, Christiane Richardin, testified Wednesday saying that Wright-Darrisaw complained about how child custody laws were unfair and urging that they needed to be fixed by Obama. She then said she was going to kill the president, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.

According to WHAM-TV, the Secret Service agent investigating the case also testified, saying that Wright-Darrisaw told him two different stories about the calls.

In the first story, someone took her phone out of her hands. The other story was Wright-Darrisaw putting the phone down and someone else picking it up.

He said Wright-Darrisaw could not answer more questions about her stories.

A mental health exam determined that she was okay for trial, even though her attorney said she has schizophrenia.

Wright-Darrisaw is set to be sentenced May 14 before U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. She faces up to five years in prison and fined $250,000 on each count.


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