In this artist’s sketch, Zhang Yujing listens at a hearing in April in Florida. Photo: AP

Chinese Mar-a-Lago intruder Zhang Yujing deemed mentally competent and allowed to represent herself at trial

  • US District Judge Roy Altman calls Zhang ‘quite intelligent’, says move is ‘a very bad decision’ but ‘the decision is her own’
  • Zhang’s father says she has no history of significant mental illness, according to defence lawyers
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In this artist’s sketch, Zhang Yujing listens at a hearing in April in Florida. Photo: AP
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A courtroom sketch shows Zhang Yujing (left) at a hearing in April. Image: Daniel Pontet via AP

Chinese woman Zhang Yujing, who was arrested at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, wants to fire lawyers and represent herself

  • Assistant federal public defender says Zhang has refused to meet her lawyers and raised concerns about her mental health
  • Judge warns her against ‘bad decision’, refusing to allow Zhang to dismiss lawyers until she has been examined by psychiatrist
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A courtroom sketch shows Zhang Yujing (left) at a hearing in April. Image: Daniel Pontet via AP
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