JAKARTA, Indonesia – A pregnant American teen charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body in a suitcase has complained about the prison food and her treatment as she awaits trial, police said Monday. Officers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali also revealed that Heather Lois Mack, 19, and her 21-year-old boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, who is also charged with murder, could be taken to the United States to stand trial. "Heather complains about the food and that she is not being well-treated in jail nevertheless police treat the prisoners all the same," said Djoko Hari Utomo, chief of police for the Balinese capital Denpasar.
Sheila Von Weise-Mack, 62, was bludgeoned with an ashtray or a vase at the $500 per night St. Regis Bali resort. Her daughter and Schaefer are alleged to have folded her corpse in a suitcase and put it in the back of a waiting taxi. The driver alerted authorities when the pair did not return two hours later, police said. Her body is due to travel to the U.S. on Tuesday.
- Amalia Ahmad and Alexander Smith
First published August 18 2014, 1:22 AM