Pregnant Teen Who Allegedly Killed Mother in Bali Could Face Death by Firing Squad if Convicted

Heather Mack waits in a cell before her first hearing trial Jan. 14, 2015, in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are accused of murdering Mack’s mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. 
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Heather Mack, the Chicago teen who, along with her boyfriend, is accused of murdering her mother in Bali, has reportedly claimed that she has no representation while she stands trial, the Daily Mail reports.

Mack, 19, who is seven months pregnant, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, were charged with premeditated murder for the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whom they allegedly killed and then stuffed inside a suitcase.


According to the news site, if convicted, the pair, who are currently being held separately in the Denpasar District Court in Bali, could face death by firing squad.

With reality setting in for the imprisoned teen, she reportedly made a phone call to a judge in Chicago, saying that she did not have an Indonesian attorney. The U.S. lawyer who was originally representing Mack withdrew from the case because of a “breakdown in communication.”

A woman claiming to be Mack made three phone calls to Cook County judge Neil Cohen and said that she needed help.

“She asked how she could get another attorney to represent her or to speak to the [Cook County] judge,” the Chicago Tribune reported a law clerk saying via a written statement that was read in court. “I told her that I could not give her legal advice and the conversation ended.”


Read more at the Daily Mail and the Chicago Tribune.

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