According to authorities investigating the case, Tommy Schaefer confessed to killing his pregnant girlfriend's mother and putting her body in a suitcase.
Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Lois, Mack 19, were arrested in August for killing her mother, Sheila von Weise Mack, 62, while staying at the St. Regis Bali. Von Weise-Mack's body was found stuffed in a suitcase at the hotel; police said the young couple first claimed an armed gang attacked and killed her.
According to ABC, Schaefer has now confessed to the crime:
According to Bali authorities, Schaefer allegedly killed von Wiese-Mack because he was "hurt and offended" following an argument. "In Indonesia, you get credit for admitting and cooperating. So he might think this will save him some time if he is ever sentenced," said defense attorney Janet Johnson, who is not involved in the case.
Von Weise-Mack was bludgeoned to death with a heavy object and then her body was wrapped in a sheet and duct tape. Police said Schaefer then put her body in a suitcase which was later found at the hotel. No formal charges have been filed against either Schaeffer or Heather Mack; who both still remain in prison.
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