An American woman known as the “suitcase killer” has been accused of trying to sell her baby on the black market. According to Radar Online, Heather Mack, 20, and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Tommy Schaefer, were convicted of killing Mack’s mother while on vacation in Indonesia last summer. The couple stuffed the body in a suitcase and left it in the back seat of a taxi cab, thus giving Heather Mack her nickname.
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Now, Tommy’s mother has come forward with additional claims, suggesting that Heather — who gave birth in March — tried to sell her newborn for $150,000.
The newborn is currently living with Heather in an Indonesian prison and will be able to until she is 2-years-old by law. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Heather is serving a 10-year prison sentence for murdering her mom. Her boyfriend — and father of her child — received an 18-year sentence.
The “suitcase killer” has denied the claims of trying to sell her baby, her attorney saying that the allegations are “nothing more than a smearing campaign.” Meanwhile, Kia Walker (Tommy’s mother) says that she’d prefer to sell her story for a book deal, even though she claims to have “text messages” that prove she’s not making this story up.
“Anyone who is thinking about book deals in the midst of this tragedy is just plain wrong,” Mack’s attorney said. It has been reported that Mack is looking into having another family raise her daughter once she turns two. According to Mail Online, Mack has chosen an Australian family to care for her little girl for the next decade.
“Heather Mack is understood to in negotiations to place three-month-old baby Stella, who was born in a prison hospital last March, into the care of an Australian family living in Bali… It is believed the family has agreed to care for the child until Mack is released from prison, which at the most will be in 10 years – although she could win early release for good behavior and time already served following her arrest last August.”
The report also indicates that Mack had a $1.3 million trust fund, some of which has already been spent on baby Stella. The remainder of the money could be used to pay for the child’s needs for the next several years. If that’s the case, it’s highly unlikely that Mack would try to sell Stella… but who knows? This woman killed her own mother, after all.
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