Woman convicted of threatening to kill Pres. Obama

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – You may not remember the details of this story, but you cannot forget the suspect’s facial expression.

Christine Wright-Darrisaw of Rochester was convicted Thursday of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and lying to the U.S. Secret Service.

The 38-year-old woman was arrested in March of 2012 after she threatened to kill the president the month prior, telling a White House operator about her plans. The operator testified in the one-day trial, saying the “brutality” and “violence” of Wright-Darrisaw’s threats stands out in her mind almost two years later.

Agents linked Wright-Darrisaw to the crime through her cell phone, and when they interviewed her, she denied making any threats. Authorities say she was angry over a child custody issue.

Then in August of 2013, Wright-Darrisaw was arrested again, this time for telling a worker at a rec center in Webster, “My husband has guns. I’m gonna shoot you. I’ll shoot every guy here, and I’ll kill anyone that touches my kids.” Two days later, she allegedly told the Social Security Administration’s 800 number, “I am going to the office tomorrow and take that agent to hell with me.”

That case is still pending.

Wright-Darrisaw will be sentenced in May for threatening the president. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

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