U.S. woman who aided Bali 'suitcase' murder arrested in Chicago

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Heather Mack, an American pistillate jailed successful 2015 with her fellow aft being recovered blameworthy for playing a relation successful murdering her parent and stuffing the remains successful a suitcase, is seen wrong an migration car, aft being released from Kerobokan Prison successful Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, October 29, 2021. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo

Nov 3 (Reuters) - An American pistillate deported from Indonesia aft serving situation clip for her relation successful her mother's 2014 "suitcase" execution was arrested connected Wednesday connected conspiracy charges erstwhile her level arrived successful Chicago, U.S. authorities said.

Heather Mack, 26, conspired with her fellow to termination her mother, Sheila Von Wiese-Mack, worldly her assemblage successful a suitcase and load it into the trunk of a taxi during a abrogation connected the Indonesian land of Bali, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Mack was scheduled to look successful U.S. District Court successful Chicago, her location city, connected Wednesday, it added successful a statement.

Indonesian authorities arrested Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 28, aft the August 2014 killing. Schaefer was sentenced successful 2015 to 18 years for premeditated murder, portion Mack, past 19, received a 10-year condemnation for being an accessory to murder.

A 2017 U.S. expansive assemblage indictment that was unsealed connected Wednesday alleged that Mack and Schaefer came up with their program to termination Von Wiese-Mack earlier they near the United States for Bali, and that Schaefer asked his cousin, Ryan Bibbs, astir ways of sidesplitting her.

Mack asked Bibbs if helium knew anyone who would termination her parent for money, and helium pleaded blameworthy successful December 2016 to 1 number of conspiracy to perpetrate overseas execution of a U.S. national, the Justice Department said.

Under the department's contention that her program was conceived successful the United States, Mack faces 2 U.S. counts of execution conspiracy and 1 of obstruction, and a maximum statutory punishment of beingness imprisonment if convicted of the conspiracy charges, the section said.

Mack was deported pursuing her merchandise from situation connected Oct. 29 arsenic her licence had expired, an Indonesian migration authoritative said. Schaefer remains successful jail. work much

Mack's lawyer, Yulius Benyamin Seran, said she was accompanied connected the level to Chicago by her daughter, to whom she had fixed commencement earlier her sentencing.

Reporting by Peter Szekely successful New York; Additional reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Stanley Widianto; editing by John Stonestreet

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