On Wednesday, U.S. authorities announced the arrest of an American woman nicknamed “the killer with a suitcase” when she returned from Indonesia, accused of killing her boyfriend, her mother, and leaving her body on the island of Bali. .
Heather Mack, who was released from her Polynesian prison last Friday, was arrested when she arrived in the United States, where she was charged with murder with her comrade, a Chicago prosecutor said in a statement. The couple plotted to assassinate Sheila van Wise Mack, a jet-setter from Chicago, in August 2014 at a luxury hotel in Bali. Mr. Schaefer and his comrade were arrested the day after the murder, hiding the partially naked body of a sixty-year-old man in a suitcase.
Heather Mack, who was 19 at the time of the crime, was sentenced in 2015 to 10 years in prison. He is now 26 years old and has been released on bail. Tommy Schaefer, still detained in Indonesia, was sentenced by a court on a tourist island to 18 years in prison. During interrogation, Tommy Schaefer confessed to the murder, but was not happy that his daughter was pregnant and claimed to have defended himself during a violent argument with his comrade’s mother.
In this case, U.S. authorities prosecute a third protagonist, Tommy Schaefer’s cousin: found guilty of advising the couple on his murderous company, and Robert Ryan Pipps was sentenced in 2017 to nine years in prison.
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