Sheila von Wiese-Mack
The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.
As a young woman from Chicago awaits a verdict from an Indonesian court in the killing of her mother, she’s moving to transfer part of her $1.3 million trust fund to her newborn daughter.
Lawyers for an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that prosecutors improperly charged them with premeditated murder in the death of the woman’s mother.
A Chicago woman on trial in Indonesia for killing her mother last year, and stuffing her body in a suitcase, said she fears her newborn daughter is losing her hair, because she is drinking too much Coca-Cola while nursing.
Indonesian prosecutors insisted Thursday they have shown enough evidence that an American couple deliberately plotted to kill the woman’s mother while vacationing on Bali and should be found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to jail.
Lawyers representing an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that there is no evidence of premeditated murder in her mother’s death and sought light sentences if they are convicted.
Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman’s mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.
Heather Mack, 19, gave birth to a daughter, Stella, last week and returned with the baby to prison after several days’ stay in the hospital. She brought the 9-day-old baby to the prison clinic on Wednesday morning when she noticed the baby’s skin was yellow.
On trial in Indonesia for allegedly killing her mother, Chicago resident Heather Mack gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday.
Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 19, are being tried separately by Denpasar District Court, where they are charged with premeditated murder for the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack last August in Bali. They could face a firing squad if found guilty. The victim’s badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on a taxi.
An American woman charged with premeditated murder in the death of her mother on Indonesia’s Bali island told a court Wednesday that her boyfriend killed her mother in anger after she threatened to kill their unborn baby.
A bellboy at an Indonesian hotel testified Thursday that an American man charged with murdering his girlfriend’s mother and stuffing the body into a suitcase refused any help in taking a bag to a taxi outside the hotel.
An Indonesian court decided Monday to go ahead with the trials of an American couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.
Indonesian prosecutors said Wednesday the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother should proceed, defending their indictment against defense arguments that it has inaccuracies and should be annulled.
Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately in Bali. They could face the firing squad if found guilty of premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel Aug. 13.
A 19-year-old Chicago woman facing murder charges in the death of her mother in Bali has been given access to more than $150,000 from her mother’s estate to pay her legal expenses in Indonesia.
Heather Mack, who is 19 and pregnant, is accused of killing her mother — who set up the trust fund — while they were vacationing at a luxury resort in Bali last year. Mack is charged along with her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, who is 21.
First, authorities say, Heather Mack murdered her mother at a luxury resort in Bali. Now, the 19-year-old Chicago area woman wants the trust fund that her mother set up for her to pay for her criminal defense
The badly beaten body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found in a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately at the Denpasar District Court on Bali.
Indonesian police said Monday that they have completed their investigation into an American couple accused of battering the woman’s mother to death and stuffing the body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.