A former Independence woman will serve jail time for threatening the President. 25-year-old Catherine Guertin had pleaded guilty in December to two counts of threatening the president. Guertin is accused of making both verbal and written threats against the president in May of 2004 while living in Independence. When she made the plea, Guertin indicated she still wanted to kill the president. Guertin’s first brush with the law came in April of last year when she and her husband tried to detonate an explosive device at an energy substation in Clinton. According to Guertin, this was a device she and her husband were considering using at the White House to kill the president. Guertin was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison, and is not allowed to be within one mile of the president or his immediate family.
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