Heather Mack, 26, conspired with her boyfriend to kill her mother, Sheila Von Wiese-Mack, put her body in a suitcase and load it in the trunk of a taxi while on vacation on the Indonesian island of Bali, the US Department of Justice said. .
Mack was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Chicago, his hometown on Wednesday, he added in a statement.
Indonesian authorities arrested Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 28, after the August 2014 murder. Schaefer was sentenced in 2015 to 18 for premeditated murder, while Mack, then 19, was sentenced to was sentenced to 10 years for aiding and abetting murder.
A 2017 US grand jury indictment that was unsealed on Wednesday alleged that Mack and Schaefer hatched their plan to kill Von Wiese-Mack before leaving the US for Bali, and that Schaefer interviewed his cousin, Ryan Bibbs, on the means to kill. her.
Under the department’s claim that his plan was engineered in the United States, Mack faces two U.S. counts of conspiracy to murder and one of obstruction, and a maximum legal sentence of life imprisonment. ‘He is convicted of the conspiracy charges, the department said.
Mack was deported after her release from prison on October 29, her permit having expired, an Indonesian immigration official said. Schaefer remains in prison.
Mack’s attorney, Yulius Benyamin Seran, said she was accompanied on the plane to Chicago by her daughter, to whom she gave birth before her conviction.