Tommy Schaefer

Heather Mack,19, (left) and Tommy Schaefer, 21, (right) cry after being convicted 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.  Mack was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Heather Mack, Tommy Schaefer Convicted Of Killing Sheila Von Wiese-Mack In Bali

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.

04/21/2015

Heather Mack holds her baby inside a holding cell before her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Moves To Transfer Part Of Trust Fund To Baby Daughter

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.

04/20/2015

Heather Mack (R) of the US speaks with an interpreter during her trial  at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on April 14, 2015.  Indonesian prosecutors recommended Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, spend 15 and 18 years respectively behind bars for the "sadistic" murder of the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Lenience For Chicago Couple In Bali Murder Trials

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.

04/14/2015

Heather Mack (R) of Chicago holds her baby before her trial at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on April 14, 2015.  Indonesian prosecutors recommended Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, spend 15 and 18 years respectively behind bars for the "sadistic" murder of the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Fears Too Much Coke Causing Baby’s Hair Loss

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.

04/14/2015

Heather Mack,19 (R) and Tommy Schaefer, 21 (L), both of the US sit in a courtroom with their translator during their sentence demand trial on March 31, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Heather Mack to 15 years and Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in jail. Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend Heather Mack 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)

Indonesian Prosecutors Insist Murder Of Chicago Woman Was Planned

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.

04/09/2015

Heather Mack (R) listens to her interpreter during her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Leniency, See No Proof Chicago Couple Planned Bali Murder

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.

04/07/2015

Heather Mack,19 (R) and Tommy Schaefer, 21 (L), both of the Chicago, sit in a courtroom with their translator during their sentence demand trial on March 31, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Heather Mack to 15 years and Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in jail. Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend Heather Mack 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 Prosecutors Not Seeking Death Penalty For Chicago Couple

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.

03/31/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Couple’s Murder Trial In Indonesia Delayed After Baby Hospitalized

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.

03/26/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Charged With Killing Mom In Bali, Chicago Woman Gives Birth

On trial in Indonesia for allegedly killing her mother, Chicago resident Heather Mack gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Charged In Bali Murder Testifies Girlfriend’s Mom Choked Him, Threatened Baby

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.

03/12/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Woman Says Boyfriend Killed Mom In Indonesia

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.

03/11/2015

Heather Mack (R) and Tommy Schaefer (L) of the Chicago wait inside a prisoner van at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on February 26, 2015.  The pregnant American teenager on trial in Indonesia for the murder of her mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase, said on February 5 she is "petrified" and insists on her innocence. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bell Boy, Police Testify At Chicago Man’s Murder Trial In Indonesia

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.

02/26/2015

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 Murder Trial To Continue For Chicago Couple

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.

02/02/2015

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.

01/28/2015

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

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