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Local woman who made threats to Obama found guilty

Rochester, N.Y. -- A federal jury has found a Rochester woman guilty of threatening to kill President Obama.

Federal agents said Christine Wright-Darrisaw, 38, made the threat in a phone call to the White House comment line in February 2012.

Wright-Darrisaw was found guilty on two counts, one for threatening to kill the President and the second for giving a false statement to a secret service agent.

Several witnesses testified Wednesday. Among them, a White House operator, Christiane Richardin, who said Wright-Darrisaw made a clear threat to the president.

The secret service agent who was investigating the incident also took the stand. He said Wright-Darrisaw told him two different stories about the calls.

In the first story, someone grabbed her phone out of her hands. The other story was Wright-Darrisaw laid get phone down and someone else picked it up.

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

Wright-Darrisaw's attorney said she has schizophrenia. A mental health exam determined she was okay for trial.

She will be sentenced on May 14.

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