Tommy Schaefer, the 21-year-old convicted of murdering his girlfriend Heather Mack’s mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, is demanding a portion of the $1.56 million trust fund that Mack’s mother set up for her before the couple killed her, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the Daily Mail, Schaefer claims that he is entitled to a share of the money because of the close relationship he has with Mack, 19; he has requested $200,000 from the fund. Schaefer said that he needs the money to buy food and would like to invest a portion for when he is released from prison as an adult close to his 40s.
The couple gained international notoriety after the body of von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found stuffed in a suitcase outside a high-end resort in Bali. After being found guilty, Mack, who is from Chicago, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years. The two have an infant, Stella, who was born while Mack was in custody. Mack intends to keep her baby close to her until Stella is 2, at which point the child will be put in the care of a family residing either in Bali or the U.S.
The 19-year-old’s attorney in Indonesia, Ary Soenardi, is also looking for payment from Mack, demanding about $200,000 for his services and promising to continue representing the teen if he is “paid quickly and in one payment.”
However, Mack’s money is currently in dispute. A judge in Illinois is refusing her requests for more money, deeming her situation a nonemergency and adding that more funds will not be released until it is decided that she is still entitled to her trust fund, the Daily Mail reports.
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