Sheila von Wiese-Mack
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.
Indonesian police investigating the death of a Chicago woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase say the woman’s daughter told them her boyfriend killed her mother after she used a racial slur against him.
The attorney for an Oak Park man accused of killing his girlfriend’s mother in Indonesia has disputed a report by police in Bali that his client confessed to the murder.
Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman’s mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established.
Haposan Sihombing, an Indonesian lawyer assigned by Bali police, said Heather Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are still refusing to talk to investigators.
As authorities in Indonesia investigate the asphyxiation death of a Chicago woman whose body was stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, a picture has begun emerging of a long history of bad blood between her and her daughter, who has been arrested in her death.
The body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found inside a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi in front of the upscale St. Regis Bali Resort in the island’s exclusive Nusa Dua section.
Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer were arrested Tuesday, after a taxi driver found the body of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack inside a bloody suitcase the couple allegedly left in his cab.
A Chicago attorney said Thursday he’s been hired by a 19-year-old woman who was arrested in Indonesia this week, after her mother’s body was found stuffed inside a suitcase, and he said his client was not involved in her mother’s death.
Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found stuffed in a suitcase, dead from blunt force trauma, outside an upscale resort in Indonesia. Her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend have been arrested after they allegedly left the suitcase in the trunk of a taxi.