Updated 03/11/2012 04:40 PM
Sister Reacts to Presidential Threat
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The foster sister of the woman who is is alleged to have threatened the president says her sister suffers from a psychological imbalance and would never harm or disrespect President Obama.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 36-year-old Christine Wright-Darrisaw made the threat during a phone call to the White House on February 24th. Joan Lane, Darrisaw's foster sister says the reason behind the threat was because she has been disconnected from her children as a result of child welfare laws.
“She has wanted to make a statement on behalf of child welfare laws on the fact that she has been a part, that she has been separated, disconnected from her children that she has always wanted to be reunited with and for some reason or another has not worked about because of the system does look out to protect children and she is not able emotionally to care for her children but she loves her children very deeply,” said Joan Lane, foster Sister.
A bail hearing will be held Tuesday. If convicted Wright-Darrisaw faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.