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Crime Mar-a-Lago intruder gets 6 months for resisting arrest

19:30  14 february  2020
19:30  14 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Jury acquits Chinese woman on Mar-a-Lago trespass charge, but convicts on resisting cop

  Jury acquits Chinese woman on Mar-a-Lago trespass charge, but convicts on resisting cop  In a Mar-a-Lago trespassing case, a jury Wednesday acquitted a woman from China who claimed she was innocently sightseeing on President Donald Trump's property two months ago. But Lu Jing was found guilty of a second misdemeanor charge, resisting a police officer without violence during her arrest on Worth Avenue.

A Mar-a-Lago intruder deserves a 6-month jail punishment for resisting Palm Beach cops who arrested her two months ago, a judge said Friday.

a person in a suit and tie: Lu Jing, right, testifies on Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, with the assistance of Hailin Huang, a Mandarin to English interpreter, during the 56-year-old Jing's trial on charges of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago on Dec. 18.© Marc Freeman / South Florida Sun Sentinel/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS Lu Jing, right, testifies on Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, with the assistance of Hailin Huang, a Mandarin to English interpreter, during the 56-year-old Jing's trial on charges of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago on Dec. 18.

Lu Jing, a 56-year-old Chinese national in South Florida on an expired visa, was sentenced after a jury Wednesday found her guilty of the first-degree misdemeanor.

Palm Beach County Judge Mark Eissey imposed the sentence, denying her lawyers’ request for the time she’s served in jail since her Dec. 18 arrest. Prosecutors requested the maximum penalty of a year in jail, as a deterrent for the public to avoid similar offenses.

Jury finds Mar-a-lago intruder not guilty of trespassing

  Jury finds Mar-a-lago intruder not guilty of trespassing A Florida jury on Wednesday found a Chinese woman not guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's part time residence in Palm Beach. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Jing Lu. A Florida jury on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2019 found Jing Lu, a 56-year-old Chinese woman, not guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's part Jurors did find Jing Lu guilty of resisting a police officer without violence during her arrest.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Lu Jing, who stood trial on a charge of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago, awaits her sentencing hearing on Friday. The 56-year-old Chinese national was convicted of resisting arrest.© Marc Freeman / South Florida Sun Sentinel/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS Lu Jing, who stood trial on a charge of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago, awaits her sentencing hearing on Friday. The 56-year-old Chinese national was convicted of resisting arrest.

“You cannot go on the president’s property,” Assistant State Attorney Alexandra Dorman said.

But Jing — she also goes by Jing Lu — claimed she was a tourist, taking photos while sightseeing at President Donald Trump’s part-time home. She said she had previously visited other landmarks in the United States, from Times Square in New York City to Washington, D.C., monuments to Las Vegas.

a group of people sitting at a table: Lu Jing, left, sits with Hailin Huang, a Mandarin to English interpreter, during jury selection on Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, for the 56-year-old Jing's trial on charges of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago on Dec. 18.© Marc Freeman / South Florida Sun Sentinel/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS Lu Jing, left, sits with Hailin Huang, a Mandarin to English interpreter, during jury selection on Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, for the 56-year-old Jing's trial on charges of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago on Dec. 18.

“I’m a law-abiding citizen,” she told the judge at her sentencing hearing, speaking through a Mandarin interpreter. “I’m an ordinary Chinese woman. I never thought I would end up in jail.”

Jury acquits Chinese woman on Mar-a-Lago trespass charge, but convicts on resisting cop

  Jury acquits Chinese woman on Mar-a-Lago trespass charge, but convicts on resisting cop In a Mar-a-Lago trespassing case, a jury Wednesday acquitted a woman from China who claimed she was innocently sightseeing on President Donald Trump’s property two months ago. But Lu Jing was found guilty of a second misdemeanor charge, resisting a police officer without violence during her arrest on Worth Avenue. Palm Beach County Judge Mark Eissey scheduled the 56-year-old woman’s sentencing for Friday morning. The charge is punishable by up to one year in jail.The verdict rejected prosecutors’ arguments that Lu Jing purposely intruded on the Palm Beach private club in a “calculated” and “planned” manner.Jing has been in custody since the Dec.

During the trial, prosecutors said she was up to no good, blasting the defense argument that it was all an innocent mistake.

A police officer said he spotted Jing about two hours after the Mar-a-Lago breach walking in the 200 block of Worth Avenue.

Jing clenched her hands in a fist, crossed her arms across her chest and screamed "no! no! no!" before she was handcuffed, the officer told the jury.

Jing testified that she was scared when two cops apprehended her and didn’t understand why she was being handcuffed.

“It was a normal reaction,” she said, according to her translator. “I didn't know why they wanted to arrest me.”

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