ABC 7's Meteorologist Dallas Raines' Wife Allegedly Tried To Strangle Their Daughter
Danielle Raines, wife of KABC meteorologist Dallas Raines, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a felony charge of assault, reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
According to a release by the L.A. County District Attorney's office, Danielle Raines and her 25-year-old daughter (who has not been identified) were allegedly drinking wine at a country club on August 31 when Raines became "belligerent." As her daughter prepared to drive her home, Raines "struck and pushed her daughter." Prosecutors said that, while they were driving home, Raines continued to assault her daughter, leading her to pull over on the side of the road. Once the car was stopped, Raines allegedly tried to strangle her daughter, who managed to escape the attack.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Raines at about 4:40 am that same day, according to jail records, reports the L.A. Times. She was released after posting $30,000 bail.
Raines was charged with a single felony count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of four years in jail.
As noted at the Times, Danielle popped up in the news in the early 90s when she and her husband were stalked by a former LAPD officer. Martha Cane, who used to work in undercover narcotics for the department, was arrested in early 1993 for refusing the leave the Raines' residence, and for making threatening comments. A police report said that Cane claimed that Danielle was a "evil woman" because she stood in way of her pending marriage with Dallas. Cane also claimed that former KABC anchor Harold Greene was sending her coded messages (through the TV) instructing her to finish three marathon races, after which she would be granted marriage with Dallas. Police later found photos of her crossing the finish line at a 1992 marathon race.