Tens Of Thousands Stranded As Bali Volcano Closes AirportAuthorities ordered a mass evacuation of people Monday from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on Bali that has forced the Indonesian island’s international airport to close, stranding tens of thousands of travelers.
Feds Seek 9 To 11 Years For Man Tied To Bali Suitcase MurderFederal prosecutors are recommending a prison sentence between nine and 11 years for a man tied to the murder of a Chicago socialite in Bali
Mack Gives Up Custody Of Baby While In Prison For "Suitcase Murder"An American woman convicted in her mother's "suitcase murder" in Indonesia has given custody of her young daughter to an Australian woman until her release from prison.
Grandmother Denied Guardianship Of Heather Mack’s BabyJudge Susan Kennedy Sullivan ruled that without the consent of both parents, the court can’t grant guardianship of Estelle “Stella” Schaefer to her grandmother, Kia Walker, because it doesn’t have jurisdiction over a child born and raised behind bars in Indonesia, said Michael Goldberg, Walker’s attorney.
Judge Declines To Give Grandmother Custody Of Heather Mack’s GirlA Cook County judge declined to rule Friday on whether the grandmother of Heather Mack’s child could get custody of the girl, who is soon turning 2, but Kia Washington said she will continue to fight to bring the child back to the U.S.
Heather Mack’s Confession Might Not Hold UpHeather Mack has “confessed” to her mother’s murder. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s telling the truth.
Texting Schemer To Plead Guilty To Role In Heather Mack CaseFederal prosecutors charged Bibbs 15 months ago with helping Schaefer and Mack plan the murder of von Wiese-Mack, who was Mack’s mother.
Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Helping Plot Bali MurderRobert Bibbs is accused of aiding Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack as they planned the murder of Mack’s mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, in 2014.
Home Confinement For Cousin Charged In Bali Suitcase Murder CaseA U.S. judge Friday agreed to release a 24-year-old until his trial on charges he helped his cousin and his cousin's girlfriend kill the woman's mother in Indonesia by texting tips from more than 9,000 miles away in Chicago.
Feds: Chicago Man Helped Cousin On Indonesia Killing Via TextsA Chicago man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he advised his cousin and his cousin's girlfriend about how to kill the woman's wealthy mother at a beach resort in Indonesia, with the criminal complaint describing how he used text messages from the United States to suggest the most effective methods to kill.
Heather Mack, Tommy Schaefer Convicted Of Killing Sheila Von Wiese-Mack In BaliThe 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.
Bali Murder Suspect Moves To Transfer Part Of Trust Fund To Baby DaughterAs 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 Seek Lenience For Chicago Couple In Bali Murder TrialsLawyers 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.
Bali Murder Suspect Fears Too Much Coke Causing Baby's Hair LossA 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 Insist Murder Of Chicago Woman Was PlannedIndonesian 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.