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

A 56-year-old Chinese woman not guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's part-time residence in Palm Beach. (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida jury has found a 56-year-old Chinese woman not guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s part-time residence in Palm Beach.

But jurors on Wednesday did find Jing Lu guilty of resisting a police officer without violence during her arrest.

The incident marked the second time in 2019 that a Chinese national had been charged with illicitly entering Trump’s Florida resort.

Prosecutors said Lu purposely intruded in a “calculated" and “planned" manner.

Lu testified that she paid a Chinese guide to drop her off at various locations in South Florida and that her language barrier prevented her from understanding a security officer’s orders to leave the property.

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