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An American woman who killed her mother and left her in a suitcase on a tourist island in Indonesia has been convicted along with her boyfriend. He was released from prison this Friday.

In a media investigation in 2015, the then teenager Heather Mac She was sentenced to ten years in prison and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer 18 for murder Sheila Van Wise Make, Member of the Chicago High Community.

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A year ago, during a heated argument at a St. Regis luxury hotel, a young man beat a 62-year-old woman to death with a fruit bowl.

After the murder, The couple left a suitcase in a taxi and fled, although they were quickly apprehended..

The daughter, who was pregnant at the time of the crime, was charged with complicity in the murder at the age of 19 and inciting the murder, which earned her a nickname. “Suitcase Killer” In some ways.

On October 29, 2021, Heather Mack was taken by immigration guards to the Immigration Guard House in Zimbaran, on the resort island of Bali. (SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP).

He is now 25 years old and was soon released from Kerobokan prison Polly, For their good behavior.

“Heather is completely freeLike many Indonesians, the prison in charge of only one name, Lily, said.

“When she was released, she was a little shocked and emotional. She was skeptical and scared, but we encouraged her,” she said. Explained.

Sunglasses and orange prison uniform, Mack was handed over to immigration agents pending deportation to the United States.

Immigration Office Polly He declined to comment on his case or when he will return home. It is unclear whether her six-year-old daughter, who was raised by a host family in Bali, will be deported with her.

Heather Mack holds her baby in a room before arriving at Denpasar Court in the resort island of Bali on April 21, 2015.  (AFP Photo / Sony Tumbelaka
Heather Mack holds her baby in a room before arriving at Denpasar Court in the resort island of Bali on April 21, 2015. (AFP Photo / Sony Tumbelaka

“The young woman’s lawyer had previously told AFP that her client did not want to take her to the United States so that she would not be harassed by the media.

The murder had a major impact on the regularly designated tourist site and the investigation was closely followed with horrific details.

Schaefer, who is still in prison, pleaded guilty during the trial, but He was unhappy with his daughter’s pregnancy and argued it was defensive after an argument with Vice Mac.

Prosecutors said the young man “blindly assaulted” the woman in anger for making a racist remark to the black Schaefer.

During the attack, Mac He disappeared into the bathroom, but later helped keep the body in a suitcase.

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