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Prosecutors seek 28-year sentence for Heather Mack in mom’s Bali slaying, stuffing into suitcase

By COREY WILLIAMS
Associated Press

Federal prosecutors in Chicago are recommending a 28-year prison sentence for an American woman who pleaded guilty to helping kill her mother and stuffing the body in a suitcase during a vacation at a Bali resort nearly a decade ago. That’s considerably more time behind bars than Heather Mack’s defense lawyers are expected to ask for when she’s sentenced next week for conspiring to kill Sheila von Wiese-Mack. A government filing Wednesday also seeks five years of supervised release. Mack pleaded guilty last June to conspiring to kill Wiese-Mack with her then-boyfriend to get access to a trust fund. Prosecutors have said Mack covered her mother’s mouth while Tommy Schaefer bludgeoned the woman with a fruit bowl.

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