US woman who aided Bali ‘suitcase’ murder arrested in Chicago
Heather Mack, 26, conspired together with her boyfriend to kill her mom, Sheila Von Wiese-Mack, stuff her physique in a suitcase and cargo it into the trunk of a taxi throughout a trip on the Indonesian island of Bali, the US Justice Division stated.
Mack was scheduled to seem in US District Courtroom in Chicago, her house metropolis, on Wednesday, it added in an announcement.
Indonesian authorities arrested Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 28, after the August 2014 killing. Schaefer was sentenced in 2015 to 18 years for premeditated homicide, whereas Mack, then 19, obtained a 10-year sentence for being an adjunct to homicide.
A 2017 US grand jury indictment that was unsealed on Wednesday alleged that Mack and Schaefer got here up with their plan to kill Von Wiese-Mack earlier than they left the US for Bali, and that Schaefer requested his cousin, Ryan Bibbs, about methods of killing her.
Mack requested Bibbs if he knew anybody who would kill her mom for cash, and he pleaded responsible in December 2016 to 1 rely of conspiracy to commit overseas homicide of a US nationwide, the Justice Division stated.
Beneath the division’s rivalry that her plan was conceived in the US, Mack faces two US counts of homicide conspiracy and one in every of obstruction, and a most statutory penalty of life imprisonment if convicted of the conspiracy expenses, the division stated.
Mack was deported following her launch from jail on Oct. 29 as her allow had expired, an Indonesian immigration official stated. Schaefer stays in jail.
Mack’s lawyer, Yulius Benyamin Seran, stated she was accompanied on the aircraft to Chicago by her daughter, to whom she had given beginning earlier than her sentencing.