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    Heather Mack Speaks From Jail, Reveals New Details About Mother's Killing

    In an explosive interview from her Bali jail cell, Heather Mack has revealed never-before heard details about her mother’s murder and claimed the family vacation killing that has made national headlines was partially pre-meditated.

    Speaking to Crime Watch Daily a little more than one year into her 10-year sentence inside the notorious Kerobokan Prison, Mack revealed that her mother’s killing at the hands of her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, was “half premeditated, half not.”

    “In my head, I never thought it was going to actually happen,” she said.

    Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was bludgeoned to death, her body found stuffed inside a suitcase in a taxi at the resort in Bali in August 2014. Von Wiese-Mack was the widow of highly regarded jazz and classical composer James L. Mack, who died in 2006 at the age of 76.

    Speaking publicly about details she said weren’t reported even in court transcripts, Mack said her mother’s murder was fueled by the teen’s pregnancy announcement and Schaefer’s surprise visit on what was supposed to be a mother-daughter getaway.

    “She was so angry, I told her I was pregnant and she went around the room looking for a knife and she was just screaming and screaming and telling me that that was when I was going to die, that was when I was going to die,” Mack said in the interview. “I said, ‘Tommy help me and Tommy walked over to her and she went and she grabbed Tommy’s neck. it wasn’t hard. Tommy could have shoved her off, Tommy could have ran away, Tommy’s a very strong man, but I was just screaming and screaming and screaming and he just smacked her -- smacked her, smacked her, smacked her over and over and over and over and I ran to the bathroom and I said, ‘Tommy, what are we going to do?”

    That statement was somewhat mentioned in court when Schaefer testified at his trial that von Wiese-Mack was angry when she learned her daughter was pregnant. The couple's baby girl, Stella, was born in prison.

    But text messages painted a very different picture of what happened that day.

    In one text message, Mack asked Schaefer to find a hit man to kill her mother, according to authorities. In the hours leading up to the killing, the couple traded texts in which they discussed plans to smother von Wiese-Mack with a pillow and stage her death as if she committed suicide, prosecutors said.

    Schaefer admitted to repeatedly striking von Wiese-Mack with a fruit bowl, claiming self-defense, and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Mack is serving 10 years for assisting.

    Mack revealed in the interview that it wasn’t the first time she informed her mother she was pregnant. The first time she revealed she was pregnant, Mack also said her mother “would chased me around the house with a knife.”

    As for why the couple decided to stuff the body into the suitcase, Mack said “she was already dead and I was just hugging her and hugging her and hugging her.”

    “I wouldn’t let her go and he just said, ‘Now we have to run’ and I said, ‘I’m not leaving her here,’” Mack said.

    Mack has previously detailed her troubled and sometimes violent relationship with her mother.

    “She just didn’t want me. She didn’t want Heather Mack the way Heather Mack was,” she said.

    But von Weise-Mack’s family said that wasn’t the case.

    “She had lots of love, that’s a total manipulation,” her aunt Debbi Curran told Crime Watch Daily.

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    Heather Mack posts confession videos to YouTube

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    February 8, 2017 | 5:19pm

    Only days after American woman Heather Mack appeared in a YouTube video, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Mack now claims the video is false, made more than a year ago and that she was pressured into doing it and told what to say.

    In yet another twist in the[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Mack denies the confession is the truth and says that her former boyfriend and co-accused Tommy Schaefer gave her a piece of paper with the confession on it, penned by him, and told her to read it to camera.

    It was posted to YouTube last week and Mack says she did not upload it, telling prison officials this week that she had no idea how it ended up online.

    And lawyers claim the year-old video was uploaded now in a bid to influence ongoing legal proceedings in the US regarding the dead woman’s estate.

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    In a statement released yesterday by lawyers in Bali, Mack denies the video’s contents.

    In a two-page document, titled a clarification, Mack and her lawyer Yulius Benyamin Seran, say: “Considering that contents of the video are fake (by design), recorded under a pressure of about one year ago where previously Tommy Schaefer has written the scenario of confession, have in mind at the time when video was made around June 11 2016. Heather Mack put a handwritten letter from Tommy in front of her to be read.”

    The statement says further that Mack never uploaded the video and that other parties deliberately created an account with the name Heather Mack in order to create the illusion that it was Mack’s doing.

    And it points out that the court verdict against Mack and Schaefer is final and binding and that the video is not “new evidence” to reopen the case.

    “Heather Mack is a victim of such fake video and allegedly there is the motivation behind the video published on the YouTube page to affect the ongoing trial in Chicago as well as efforts interfere the process of transition (of) Stella’s guardianship,” the statement says.

    The statement is signed by Mack and her lawyer.

    It comes after furious prison officials vowed to get to the bottom of how Mack had used contraband to upload a video and threatened to strip her of her annual sentence remissions as punishment. Phones and the internet are banned in the jail. But under questioning by officials Mack denied uploading the video.

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    Oh, FGS!!!

    A little cyber sleuthing and I'm sure they can track who uploaded the video.

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    Judge Declines to Give Grandmother Custody of Heather Mack’s Daughter

    Feb 17, 2017


    Time is running out for the daughter of Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack to find a new home outside of the prison she has known her entire life.

    Stella Schaefer is currently being raised in a Bali prison by Mack, who, along with Tommy Schaefer, was convicted of killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack. Next month Stella turns 2 years old and must leave the prison, per Indonesian custom.

    Stella’s paternal grandmother, Kia Walker, said her son, Tommy Schaefer, wants her to raise Stella in the Chicago area.

    "I've never believed she deserved to spend time in prison and I'm just here to speak up," Walker said. "I'm her grandmother and I'm her voice."

    Walker filed a motion for guardianship and presented it Friday to the Cook County judge who is overseeing Mack’s trust fund court case. But because Mack could soon be tried under Illinois’ Slayer Statute, which prohibits convicted murderers from benefiting financially from a crime, the judge made it known that his courtroom was not the appropriate place to determine Stella’s guardianship.

    As a result, Walker’s motion was denied.

    "The judge didn't say that she can't go for guardianship. He just said she can't go for guardianship in this courtroom," said attorney Michael Goldberg, who is representing Walker.

    Goldberg filed a new motion for guardianship on behalf of Walker in another Cook County court Friday afternoon.

    Mack, however, wants Stella to remain in Bali while she serves out her prison sentence.

    “She loves her child and she's gonna maintain a relationship with her child,” Mack’s attorney Vanessa Favia said.

    According to Stella’s court-appointed guardian ad litem, Peter Schmiedel, plans are being made for another couple in Bali to raise the girl. However, nothing has been finalized.


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    I just watched the videos and it didn't look to me like she was reading from anything.

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    b]Judge denies grandmother's request to raise Heather Mack's baby

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    A Cook County judge denied a woman's eleventh-hour bid to become her granddaughter's legal guardian Tuesday, just days before the child is expected to be separated from her parents in a Bali prison where she has been raised since birth.

    Judge Susan Kennedy Sullivan ruled she lacks the authority to grant such a request concerning the nearly 2-year-old girl who is halfway around the world and whose parents had not provided written consent.
    Minutes before the judge's ruling, Kia Walker, of River Forest, made an impassioned plea asking that she be allowed to bring the child, Stella, back to live with her in the United States.
    "I'm concerned about her well-being, and I'm concerned her parents are not in a position to make any kind of decisions regarding her care," Walker said. "I would love the opportunity to care for my granddaughter and give her the kind of life she deserves in America. If it were up to me, she would never have been in the prison."

    Stella was born in Indonesia on March 17, 2015, as her parents, Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer, faced charges in the slaying of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose battered body was discovered in a suitcase outside a luxury Bali resort during an August 2014 vacation.
    Walker is Schaefer's mother. He and Mack were convicted of the grisly crime and sentenced to prison, but Indonesian custom allowed the former couple to raise their daughter behind bars until she turns 2. As the deadline approaches, fearing her grandchild might end up in a foreign country's foster care system, Walker filed for guardianship. She said it is her son's wishes that she raise Stella.
    But Mack, 21, wants Stella to remain in Bali so that she may see her regularly while serving a 10-year prison sentence, according to her attorney, Vanessa Favia. Mack has made arrangements with an Australian couple who live in Bali, and with whom she has close ties, to raise Stella until the young mother's release.

    The grandmother's attorney, Michael Goldberg, said Tuesday he will appeal. Even if an Illinois appellate court expedites his request, it's not likely to happen before Friday, the child's second birthday.
    "The law says that if we show (the parents) were unable to care for the child that she as the grandmother has standing," Goldberg said. "We think that being convicted of murder and being in an Indonesian jail for over a decade qualifies as being unable to care for the child."
    Although Stella was born in Indonesia, Goldberg said she is a U.S. citizen through acquisition because both her parents are citizens and resided here before traveling abroad. Indonesian law says a child born there to non-Indonesian parents would not automatically be considered an Indonesian citizen, the lawyer said.
    Schaefer, 23, formerly of Oak Park, is serving an 18-year prison term

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    FBI still investigating if others involved in murder of Heather Mack's mother
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    The FBI is actively investigating whether "additional people" were involved in a conspiracy by Heather Mack and her then-boyfriend to murder Mack's mother during a luxury vacation in Bali, a court filing made public Friday revealed.

    The disclosure came in a search warrant seeking to extract information from Mack's iPhone, which was confiscated after her arrest in Bali in 2014 but remained locked because she refused to give investigators her password, court records show.
    The phone had remained in the custody of Indonesian authorities until December, when it was turned over to the FBI in Jakarta and later brought to Chicago.
    Mack, 21, and her ex-boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 23, were convicted by an Indonesian jury in 2015 of killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a Bali resort hotel. Both are serving prison sentences — 10 years for Mack and 18 years for Schaefer.
    Federal prosecutors had asked that the search warrant remain sealed, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez denied the request on Thursday.
    Despite the couple's conviction, the warrant makes clear that the investigation into the murder continues — in part "to determine whether additional people may have been aware of and involved in the conspiracy."
    The warrant's 29-page affidavit, filed under seal on Jan. 4, sought to have the phone analyzed by an FBI forensic specialist to extract text messages, call records, photographs and at least one "Facetime" chat Mack had with Schaefer during their trip to Bali, records show. If the specialist was unable to unlock the phone, prosecutors planned to serve Apple with a search warrant request for access to the device, the warrant said.
    The warrant was filed as part of the case against Robert Bibbs, a cousin of Schaefer's who pleaded guilty in Chicago in December to helping plan the murder in exchange for $50,000 of Mack's expected inheritance money.
    The confirmation of an ongoing federal investigation comes a year and a half after the Chicago Tribune first revealed that U.S. authorities had flown Indonesian law enforcement officials to Chicago at least twice in 2015 to answer questions about the murder.
    Besides the murder itself, the victim's family has long questioned whether the daughter's $1.56 million trust fund might have been accessed to illegally bribe Indonesian officials during the criminal proceedings, the Tribune has reported.

    Besides the murder itself, the victim's family has long questioned whether the daughter's $1.56 million trust fund might have been accessed to illegally bribe Indonesian officials during the criminal proceedings, the Tribune has reported.
    The FBI, which has an office in the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, was involved in the murder investigation from the onset. Besides ensuring that the victim's body was flown back to the United States, federal agents assisted Bali police with technical support related to texts and emails on phones that belonged to the victim and Schaefer, records show.
    After Mack and Schaefer were charged, a Cook County judge overseeing the trust fund case allowed about $150,000 to be wired in increments to the daughter's overseas criminal attorney. But after she had been found guilty, the judge balked at a demand for another $200,000 in one lump sum to pay for legal costs related to the appeal.
    Lawyers have since been trying to hammer out a settlement with Mack in the trust matter, but their efforts have been unsuccessful.
    Meanwhile, an unusual custody battle is playing out involving the daughter born to Mack and Schaefer while the two were awaiting trial. The girl, Stella, is next in line for the money.
    Under Indonesian custom, she has been allowed to stay with her mother behind bars until her 2nd birthday on St. Patrick's Day. The girl's paternal grandmother has petitioned to become her legal guardian, but a Cook County judge refused the emergency request last week.

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    Heather Mack gives up her child to Australian woman while imprisoned in Bali

    March 17, 2017

    n Oak Park woman convicted in her mother's "suitcase murder" in Indonesia has given custody of her young daughter to an Australian woman until her release from prison.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] broke down in tears as she gave 2-year-old Stella Schaefer to Oshar Putu Melody Suartama on Friday at Bali's Kerobokan prison.

    The baby girl was born shortly before her parents were convicted in the 2015 killing of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack. Under Indonesian law, the baby was allowed to live with her mother in her prison cell until she turned 2 years old.

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    AN Australian woman will today become the carer of the two-year-old baby of a notorious American killer who murdered her mother and stuffed her body into a suitcase in Bali.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], who committed [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], will hand over her baby daughter Stella to Australian-Balinese woman Oshar Putu Melody Suartama.
    The *little girl, who has spent her whole life in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], turns two today and must leave her jail home under prison regulations.
    Ms Suartama lives in Bali and will care for the little girl for the rest of Mack’s 10-year sentence for the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
    The handover comes as Stella’s paternal grandmother in the US, Kia Walker, launched a failed eleventh-hour court bid to secure custody of her granddaughter. She is now appealing.
    Ms Suartama, who is married to a Balinese man and whose father is Balinese and mother Australian, has two sons of her own aged about 11 and seven.

    She befriended Mack in 2014 when Mack and her boyfriend were *detained in Denpasar police station as suspects in the grisly murder of Mack’s wealthy mother, Sheila Von Wiese-Mack, in a five-star resort in Bali.
    At the time, Mack was pregnant and Ms Suartama, who was at the police station to help foreigners with translations, saw her sleeping on the floor.

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    So pleased to read that the child is out of that prison.

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    5 Things to Know About Heather Mack’s Bali ‘Suitcase Murder’ After Young Daughter Left Her Custody in*Prison
    March 17, 2017 1:05 pM~~~ The audio with Heather is chilling!!!!
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    In an emotional scene this week, Heather Mack, who was convicted of murdering her mother in 2014 and stuffing her body in a suitcase, handed over her 2-year-old daughter to a temporary caretaker until she serves the remainder of her sentence at Indonesia’s*Kerobokan Prison.
    Mack has been behind bars for the grisly killing since 2014 but was allowed to take care of her daughter, Stella, until she turned 2 years old on Friday.

    The caretaker — an*Australian-Balinese woman named Oshar Putu Melody Suartama, who befriended Mack shortly after she was arrested — has agreed to care for Stella until 2025, when Mack is scheduled for release.
    For nine months and two years, I have loved and cared for my baby in the strangest of situations,” Mack told PEOPLE shortly after handing over her daughter.
    “Stella never dreamed of being born into a life here with me at Kerobokan Prison,” Mack said. “But for us, it has been a beautiful two years. We wake up together, and we hold each*other when we*fall asleep. She is everything to me.”
    Here are five things to know about her case:

    1. Mack Helped Kill Socialite Mom — and Then Stuffed Her Body in Suitcase
    Mack and her then-boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 23,*were convicted of murder in the 2014 bludgeoning death of Mack’s mother, 62-year-old Chicago socialite Sheila von Wiese-Mack, at an upscale hotel in Bali, Indonesia.

    Mack, 21,*had a tempestuous relationship with her mother, and the killing took place during a vicious early morning argument.
    At the couple’s trial,*Schaefer confessed to the killing and admitted to hitting von Weise-Mack repeatedly with a metal fruit bowl.
    He claimed that when*von Weise-Mack found out Mack was pregnant, she became very angry and threatened to kill the couple’s*unborn baby — and tried*to strangle him for nearly 30 seconds.
    Mack has maintained she is innocent of the premeditated murder charge for which she was convicted. Her defense attorney argued at trial that when*the fight turned violent, Mack hid in the hotel suite’s bathroom.
    After the slaying, the couple stuffed von Weise-Mack’s body in a suitcase and, hours later, they placed the suitcase*in the trunk of a taxi before fleeing the hotel. The driver notified police after he spotted blood leaking from the luggage.

    The Chicago couple faced possible execution by firing squad, but Mack was sentenced to 10 years in prison and*Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years.
    2. Mack Described Relationship with Mom as ‘Complicated’
    According to exclusive interviews with Mack and a family friend, she and her mother were entangled in a dysfunctional, co-dependent relationship from which neither could break free.
    “She never wanted to be separated from me, and yet she also hated everything about me,” Mack told PEOPLE in a 2015 jailhouse interview.*“It was complicated.”

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    Judge puts Heather Mack in a pickle, says she waived the 5th

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] 05/25/2017, 04:56pm

    A Cook County judge may have put Heather Mack in a legal pickle Thursday, ruling she has waived her constitutional right not to incriminate herself by talking to "anyone who would listen at any time" about her mother’s brutal 2014 slaying in Bali.

    Now Mack could find herself testifying, by telephone or other means, at a July 28 hearing in the courtroom of Cook County Judge Neil H. Cohen over her refusal to answer allegations made in a civil case by the estate of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, according to her attorney.

    But she would do so with the threat of a U.S. prosecution hanging over her head.

    It’s the latest twist in an international legal saga that began Aug. 12, 2014, when von Wiese-Mack’s body was found stuffed into a suitcase outside the St. Regis Bali Resort. Mack, 21, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 23, have been convicted in Indonesia of von Wiese-Mack’s murder. Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years in prison for beating von Wiese-Mack to death, and Mack is serving a 10-year sentence for helping.

    Schaefer’s cousin, Robert Bibbs, also faces sentencing in Chicago next week for helping plot von Wiese-Mack’s murder.

    Meanwhile, the trustee of von Wiese-Mack’s estate has been fighting in Cohen’s courtroom to keep Mack from inheriting her mother’s money. But Mack’s lawyers claim there is also an ongoing U.S. grand jury investigation into Mack’s role in her mother’s death. They say Mack even has a federal public defender.

    Mack lawyer Vanessa Favia hoped Cohen would put the case involving von Wiese-Mack’s estate on hold Thursday because it threatens to violate Mack’s 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. Given the potential U.S. investigation, Favia has said Mack faces a "realistic threat of incrimination" if she responds to a detailed, 36-page petition filed by von Wiese-Mack’s estate. The petition implicates Mack in the murder and lists past acts of violence by Mack against her mother.

    Cohen instead ruled Thursday that Mack "dropped that shield quite a long time ago" by making prolific statements about her mother’s murder to the press, on YouTube and even by trying to call the judge.

    "Whatever 5th Amendment implications Heather might have had in making her statements, they seem to have been waived by her voluntarily having made statements to anyone who will listen at any time," Cohen ruled as he denied Favia’s motion to stay the case.

    The ruling appeared to leave Mack with a difficult choice. She could hurt herself in the ongoing civil case by refusing to answer the allegations made by her mother’s estate. However, her answers could come back to haunt her if she is ever criminally charged in the United States in connection with her mother’s death.

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    This girl needs to be punished for everything she did to her mother. The ladies at the Spa where I work and where Shelia swam in the pool said she was always covered in bruises given to her by Heather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mykittysmama [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    This girl needs to be punished for everything she did to her mother. The ladies at the Spa where I work and where Shelia swam in the pool said she was always covered in bruises given to her by Heather.
    I agree, she's a monster. I wasn't aware that she could be prosecuted here for her mother's death, have to say I was quite pleased to find out she can be and I hope she is!
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    Chicago man given 9 years in prison for coaching cousin in sensational Bali murder

    June 2, 2017


    Sheila von Wiese-Mack's siblings said they would've looked forward to visiting her in Chicago for her 65th birthday this month, enjoying the warm June weather, strolling along the lakefront, talking about music and art and laughing.

    Instead, they sat in a stark federal courtroom Friday, holding each other and crying as Robert Bibbs, a South Side man convicted of helping plot their sister's brutal 2014 murder in Indonesia, awaited his fate.

    A few feet from Bill Wiese and Debbi Curran sat the large suitcase where Bali police had discovered von Wiese-Mack's bloodied body. On the prosecution table was the murder weapon — a curved metal fruit bowl handle — that had been used to bludgeon her to death.

    The siblings bowed their heads as autopsy photos of their sister's bruised and battered face were flashed on a flat-screen. When it came time to address the court, they approached the lectern at the front of U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer's packed courtroom together, arms entwined.

    "Her life senselessly ended in the most horrific way possible," said Curran, shaking slightly as Bibbs looked on without expression. "This will haunt me for the rest of my life."

    Moments later, a federal judge sentenced Bibbs to 9 years in prison for helping coach his cousin, Tommy Schaefer, and von Wiese-Mack's daughter, Heather Mack, to carry out the sensational murder in return for a share of her multimillion-dollar estate.

    Text messages Bibbs sent to his cousin — many sprinkled with emoticons and speaking in joking terms about the murder — as well as his statements to the FBI after the killing showed he encouraged the crime and expected to be handsomely rewarded, prosecutors said.

    In one text that was shown to Pallmeyer during Friday's two-hour hearing, Bibbs had told his girlfriend, "Babe we're gonna be rich. Heed those words."

    Before the sentence was handed down, Bibbs, 26, stood in court and apologized for his role in the crime, saying he was drinking a lot at the time and was "lost as a man" and "depressed."

    "I never expected them to do something so horrific," said Bibbs, who pleaded guilty in December to a count of conspiracy to commit foreign murder of a U.S. national. "Please understand that."

    But Pallmeyer said the communications Bibbs sent to his cousin in the days and hours before the murder made it clear he was well aware of their plans.

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    Heather Mack Could Be Released From Prison Within Next 2 Years: Report

    June 18, 2019


    The Chicago woman convicted of murdering her mother at a Bali hotel and stuffing her body in a suitcase said she could be released from prison in 18 months, according to a published report.

    Heather Mack, 23, told DailyMailTV that if she’s released next year for good behavior and parole, she will not return home to the United States or Chicago with her 4-year-old daughter, Stella. Mack said her daughter is "more Indonesian than American" and has a good life in Bali.

    "The people are nicer and it’s better and safer than back home," Mack told DailyMailTV. "Back there I was getting in with a bad crowd."

    Mack is in her fifth year of a 10-year prison sentence for killing her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, in 2014. Mack’s then-boyfriend, Tommy Schaeffer, was also convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison.


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