ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – A woman convicted of threatening to kill President Barack Obama is going to federal prison for the next 33 months.
In February 2012, Christine Wright-Darrisaw of Rochester called the White House and threatened to kill the President. During her trial, an operator stated that the call stood out because of the “brutality” and the “violence” of Darrisaw’s words.
Secret Service agents traveled to the 38-year-old’s Rochester home, where she denied making any threats. But authorities connected her cell phone to the calls. They say Darrisaw was angry over a child custody issue.
In August of 2013, she 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.
She was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in federal prison for threatening to kill the President of the United States and lying to the Secret Service.