GUILTY! Heather Mack Murder Trial

Cruise Bruise: Heather Mack has been found guilty of the Bali “suitcase” murder of her mother, Sheila Von Weise-Mack.

On Aug. 13, 2014, Schaefer and Mack were arrested in Bali. In April 2015, an Indonesian court convicted Tommy Schaefer and Mack of charges related to Von Wiese’s murder.

Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years in an Indonesian prison, while Heather Mack was sentenced to 10 years.

Case History

Weiss-Mack was heard saying she had paid for Schaefer’s flight there and he should pay for the hotel. He was seen carrying the suitcase containing Von Weise-Mack’s body on his back down the back emergency exit hotel stairs; then loading the suitcase into the trunk of a taxi cab. Heather and Tommy left the taxi saying they were going to go get the rest of their luggage, but instead ordered another taxi and snuck out the back door to the hotel, arriving at another hotel near the airport, the four-star Risata Bali Resort.

Schaefer’s prints were found on the weapon allegedly used to murder Von Weise-Mack. Police say the murder was pre-meditated, with a mountain of evidence pointing to their guilt, including the fact Schaefer posted on Facebook before he left the U.S. that he was going to Indonesia and wasn’t sure when he was coming back, and then going to China.

He may have been running from the law in Indiana. Court records show an outstanding warrant for Schaefer’s arrest from February 2013 after he failed to appear in court on marijuana possession charge in Monroe County, Indiana.

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