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Bali Suitcase Slaying: Daughter, Boyfriend Charged With Murder

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The suitcase where the body of a woman was found inside, displayed at a police station in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, Aug. 12, 2014. Sonny Tumbleka—AFP/Getty Images

Could face death by firing squad

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The daughter of an American tourist slain and stuffed into a suitcase at a $500 per night Bali hotel and the teenager’s boyfriend were charged with murder on Friday.

Under Indonesian law, Heather Lois Mack, 19, and her 21-year-old boyfriend Tommy Schaefer potentially face the death penalty by firing squad. A suitcase containing the half-naked corpse of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, of the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, was found on Tuesday. The luggage had been wrapped in a garbage bag and left in a waiting taxi for two hours before being discovered, police said…

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