Woman Accused of Threatening President in Court

10:44 AM, Mar 14, 2012   |    comments
Christine Wright-Darrisaw / Provided by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
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By John Hand, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The Rochester woman accused of threatening to kill President Obama during a call to the White House was in federal court Tuesday.

Federal authorities said Christine Wright-Darrisaw, 36, made the threat during a call to the White House Feb. 24 complaining about child custody laws.

She appeared in federal court Friday and has been jailed without bail since her arrest.

A judge has ordered her to undergo a competancy exam.

A White House operator told the Secret Service that "she recognized the caller's voice because she is always calling the White House with regard to child custody issues," according to the affidavit.

The "female caller was rambling wildly and screaming into the phone with regard to how unfair the child custody laws were and that she needed Obama to fix this," according to an affidavit.

Wright-Darrisaw faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

By John Hand, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle / wgrz

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