Chicago teen admits to killing Heather Mack’s mother in Bali

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BALI, Indonesia — The boyfriend of Heather Mack has admitted to killing his girlfriend’s mother in Bali.

19-year old Tommy Schaeffer made the confession in an Indonesian court room today.

Schaefer argued it was in self-defense, telling the court Wiese-Mack attacked him in anger because she objected to the couple’s relationship and Heather’s pregnancy.

Wednesday, Heather Mack told the court Schaefer hit her mother with a metal bowl, which Schaeffer confirmed today.

The victim’s body was found, stuffed into a suitcase.

Mack is 8-months pregnant.

Both she and Schaefer may face a firing squad if they’re convicted.

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  • ejhickey

    Is this guy trying to claim he acted in self defense from an attack by an unarmed woman in her 60’s who is much smaller than him? Why did he bring a hidden weapon to the meeting if there was not a plan to use it?

  • eyesuponbali

    What was the purpose of Tommy’s visit to Bali? Has anyone asked this question? How did he get there? From what I have read it didn’t seem like he had a job much less any money. This trip had to cost a fortune especially with hotel accommodations at the St. Regis at $1,200 to $1,500 per night.
    Where did the money come from? Was this trip paid for by Heather? Maybe from a stolen credit card as previously reported in the Chicago papers months ago.
    One thing is for sure. It does not appear that Heather’s mother was expecting Tommy so she obviously didn’t make the arrangements for him to be there.
    What was Tommy thinking? Did he want to share the pending good (Heather’s pregnancy) news with Heather’s mom?… I doubt it. If he did, he could have waited to tell her in Chicago saving thousands of dollars in the process and maybe an innocent life.
    Again, the question is why was Tommy there? If not for ill intent… The Bali court system will be the judge. Let’s hope they get it right.

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