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Heather Mack

Coverage of Heather Mack and the legal cases surrounding the 2014 murder of her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack.

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Heather Mack comes face-to-face with mother’s siblings, will remain in federal custody

Despite having just been released after serving seven years in an Indonesian prison, Mack should be prepared for another long stay behind bars. A prosecutor said evidence in the case is "truly, truly voluminous."

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Could judge order Heather Mack released? Experts say odds are slim

Mack’s lawyers would have to convince the judge that arrangements can be made to protect the community from Mack and ensure her appearance at court hearings.

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Heather Mack, Tommy Schaefer charged in U.S. indictment with conspiring to kill Mack’s mother

Mack’s arrest at O’Hare Tuesday marks the start of a new chapter in Mack’s yearslong international drama — one that could take years more to play out and puts the welfare of Mack’s 6-year-old daughter, Stella, into question.

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‘It’s gonna be a war’ if feds arrest Heather Mack when she returns to Chicago, attorney warns

Mack’s lawyer said she is due to land at O’Hare Airport around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday on a flight from Seoul. He said he expects Mack will at least be detained by federal authorities who may want to question her about the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack of Oak Park.

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Indonesia deports Heather Mack days after release from prison

The Oak Park woman, who was convicted in Indonesia for helping to kill her mother in 2014, will fly from Jakarta to Chicago after she was closely escorted to the airport, an official from Bali said.

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Released from Indonesian prison in ‘suitcase murder,’ Heather Mack plans to return to Chicago area: report

The Oak Park woman didn’t say who she and her 6-year-old daughter would be staying with in Chicago, though she told the New York Post that several of her friends "have been supportive."

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Heather Mack, convicted in Bali ‘suitcase murder,’ released from prison

An Indonesian court sentenced Mack to 10 years in prison for assisting in her mother’s murder and stuffing the body in a suitcase.

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Chicago-area woman in Bali ‘suitcase murder’ to be released Oct. 29

Heather Mack was 18 when she was arrested a day after the body of her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was discovered in the trunk of a taxi parked near the St. Regis Bali Resort.

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Heather Mack expected to return to US seven years after mother’s slaying — but will she walk free?

The FBI immediately initiated an investigation into the murder, and Mack’s attorneys have acknowledged a U.S. grand jury investigation into Mack’s role. The feds aren’t commenting.

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Chicago’s federal court getting its first female chief judge

Rebecca Pallmeyer presided over the corruption trial of former Gov. George Ryan. She sentenced him in 2006 to six-and-a-half years in prison.

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Heather Mack settles with her mother’s estate

The settlement comes nearly 4 years after Sheila von Wiese-Mack’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase outside the St. Regis Bali Resort in 2014.

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Sister, brother of Bali murder victim speak out at sentencing

A man who offered advice to his cousin in the 2014 murder of a woman at an Indonesian resort was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday.

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Judge puts Heather Mack in a pickle, says she waived the 5th

A judge ruled she waived her constitutional right not to incriminate herself by talking to "anyone who would listen" about her mother’s murder.

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Feds: Heather Mack’s sentence in murder would have been doubled in US

She would have faced more than 24 years "on the low end" in the U.S., federal prosecutors wrote in a memo.

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Prosecutors want 9 to 11 years for man tied to Heather Mack case

Federal prosecutors are recommending between nine and 11 years in prison for a man tied to the murder of a Chicago socialite in Bali.

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Feds in Chicago are searching Heather Mack’s cellphone

Data from the phone might point to others who helped Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, plot the murder of Mack's mother, Sheila Von Wiese-Mack.

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Pothead tied to socialite murder just can’t stop smoking weed

Robert Bibbs is awaiting sentencing for his role in the murder of a Chicago-area socialite and mother of Heather Mack.

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Imprisoned Heather Mack, in tears, gives up custody of baby

Heather Mack gave up custody of her young daughter until her release from prison for assisting in the murder of her Chicago-area socialite mother.

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Grandmother denied guardianship of Heather Mack’s baby

A Cook County judge on Tuesday denied custody of Heather Mack's child to the baby's paternal grandmother.

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Judge declines to give grandmother custody of Heather Mack’s girl

The judge said he is charged with determining whether Mack is responsible for her mother's death for inheritance issues, not custody.

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Fearing U.S. prosecution, Heather Mack takes the Fifth

Mack said she would continue to do so "until she is no longer under the threat of criminal prosecution in America or Indonesia."

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Now Mack says she was pressured to confess to killing mom in Bali

A statement released by Heather Mack and her lawyer Yulius Benyamin Seran on Wednesday said the assertions in the videos were false.

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Heather Mack’s confession may not hold up

Heather Mack has "confessed" to her mother’s murder. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s telling the truth.

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Judge: Hearing required before estate will fund appeal

<p>Attorneys for Heather Mack were in a Cook County courtroom on Wednesday, asking Judge Neil Cohen to release another $200,000 from Mack’s

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Cousin accused in Bali murder put on home incarceration at mother’s house

<p>The 24-year-old accused of aiding his cousin and Heather Mack in the sensational murder of a Chicago socialite in Bali was released Friday to his

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Trial date set for man accused of helping plot Bali murder

A trial date has been set for Robert Bibbs, who's accused of helping his cousin plot the sensational murder in Bali of a Chicago socialite.

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Attorney: Heather Mack vomited blood in Indonesian jail

A lawyer for Heather Mack, the Chicago teen convicted in her mother's murder in Indonesia, says she is seeking medical treatment after vomiting blood.

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Tommy Schaefer’s cousin pleads not guilty

<p>A man accused of helping plot the sensational murder in Bali of a Chicago socialite pleaded not guilty Thursday to a federal indictment.</p>

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‘Tommy’ tells man to ‘keep your mouth shut’ after arrest in Bali murder

<p>The call came at the worst time.</p>

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Cousin accused in Bali murder put on home incarceration at mother's house

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Heather Mack traded giddy, tense texts with boyfriend before mom's murder

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Cousin of Heather Mack's boyfriend charged in Bali murder plot