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Chicago Suitcase Murder: Woman Gets Sentence for Helping Kill Mom

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Heather Mack, a Chicago woman, has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for her role in the 2014 murder of her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, in Bali.

Mack, who was initially convicted in Indonesia, served seven years before being deported to the U.S.

Mack’s attorney, Brian Claypool claimed the charges were “clearly a witch hunt” triggered by public pressure.

She assisted in her mother’s murder to gain access to a $1.5 million trust fund.

Mack’s boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, remains in Indonesia serving an 18-year sentence for the murder.

The case also involved Robert Bibbs, Schaefer’s cousin, who pleaded guilty to helping plan the murder.

Mack gave birth to her and Schaefer’s daughter while in prison and later handed custody to an Australian woman.

The crime received international attention, in part due to the shocking images of the suitcase containing Wiese-Mack’s body.

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