Sheila von Wiese-Mack

Heather Mack (left) and Tommy Schaefer (right) walk to a prisoner car at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 28, 2015. Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside an exclusive hotel in August 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Prosecutor: Chicago Couple’s Murder Trial Should Proceed

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.

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Heather Mack (right)  and Tommy Schaefer (left, in sunglasses) of Chicago, on trial for being involved in Mack's mother's murder, walk to a holding cell at a court in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 21, 2015.  Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with the premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack, 62, whose body was found in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in August, 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers: Indonesian Murder Charges Against Chicago Couple Absurd

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.

01/21/2015

Heather Mack, of Chicago, stands as she arrives in a courtroom during her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Judge Releases $150K From Trust Fund To Bali Murder Suspect

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.

01/20/2015

Heather Mack, of Chicago, stands as she arrives in a courtroom during her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Judge: Chicago Woman Has Right To Trust Fund For Bali Murder Defense

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.

01/16/2015

Heather Mack (left) speaks with her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) inside a holding cell at the procecutor's office in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 8, 2014. The Chicago area couple is accused of murdering Mack's mother at a luxury Bali hotel and stuffing her body into a suitcase. Mack and Schaefer will stand trial in January, an Indonesian prosecutor said on December 8.  (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Accused Of Killing Mom In Bali, Chicago Woman Wants Trust Fund For Defense

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

01/16/2015

Heather Mack (left) waits in a cell before her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Indonesia Trials Begin For Chicago Couple Charged With Bali Murder

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.

01/14/2015

Heather Mack (left) speaks with her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) inside a holding cell at the procecutor's office in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 8, 2014. The Chicago area couple is accused of murdering Mack's mother at a luxury Bali hotel and stuffing her body into a suitcase. Mack and Schaefer will stand trial in January, an Indonesian prosecutor said on December 8.  (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Completes Probe Into Slaying Of Chicago Woman

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.

12/08/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Police: Racial Slur Sparked Grisly Murder Of Chicago Woman In 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.

10/03/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Attorney: Oak Park Man Did Not Confess To Killing Girlfriend’s Mom In Bali

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.

09/23/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Motive Still Unclear In Bali Slaying Of Chicago Woman

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.

08/21/2014

Heather Mack, 19, (left) and Tommy Schafer, 21, (right) are escorted by police officers during a in investigation into the death of Mack’s mother, who was found stuffed inside a suitcase the couple allegedly left in the trunk of a taxi outside a resort on the Indonesian resort island Bali.  (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Couple Arrested In Bali Murder Placed On Suicide Watch

Haposan Sihombing, an Indonesian lawyer assigned by Bali police, said Heather Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are still refusing to talk to investigators.

08/20/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Woman Slain In Bali Received $840K From Cruise Line Settlement

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.

08/20/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Slain Chicago Woman’s Body To Be Flown Home From Bali

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.

08/19/2014

Heather Mack, 19, (left) and Tommy Schafer, 21, (right) are escorted by police officers during a in investigation into the death of Mack’s mother, who was found stuffed inside a suitcase the couple allegedly left in the trunk of a taxi outside a resort on the Indonesian resort island Bali.  (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Teen And Boyfriend Charged With Killing Her Mother In Bali

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.

08/15/2014

A police officer escorts suspect Heather Mack, 19, (center) during an investigation at a police office in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on August 13, 2014, Mack's mother's battered body was found in a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi outside a Bali resort.        (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen’s Attorney Says She Wasn’t Involved In Mom’s Gruesome Death In Bali

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.

08/14/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Chicago Woman Slain In Bali, Daughter And Daughter’s Boyfriend Arrested

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.

08/13/2014