U.S. woman accused of killing mother in Bali wins estate funds

U.S. citizen Heather Mack listens while sitting in a court in Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali

A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that a Chicago woman who is being tried in Indonesia for the murder of her mother on the resort island of Bali should be allowed access to a trust in her alleged victim’s name to pay legal bills. The woman, Heather Mack, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, could face the death penalty if found guilty of murdering Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose battered body was found in a bloody suitcase outside a luxury hotel in August. Mack is the sole beneficiary of the trust, administered by William Wiese, the dead woman’s brother, said her attorney, Anthony Scifo. Cohen said he wants to make sure that Mack’s lawyer in Indonesia is qualified and also said he would appoint a retired judge as temporary trustee to oversee payments from von Wiese-Mack’s assets, Jara said.

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