Attorney: Heather Mack hasn’t had access to legal team

Heather Mack, being held in the murder of her mother Sheila von Wiese Mack, is shown at a police station in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.  |  AFP Photo / Getty Images
Heather Mack, being held in the murder of her mother Sheila von Wiese Mack, is shown at a police station in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. | AFP Photo / Getty Images

The former Oak Park teen being held as a suspect in the murder of her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, who was killed at a Bali resort earlier this month, has not been able to see her local counsel. According to ABC Chicago:

The attorney of Heather Mack, the Chicago woman accused of killing her mother in Indonesia, said she is not being allowed to meet with her legal team. 

Chicago-based attorney Michael Elkin said the 19-year-old has not been allowed to meet with local personnel working on her case, despite her wishes to cooperate with investigators. 

[Read more at ABC]

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  • Debra Jacobson

    This unfortunate experience can make us all aware of the risks involved with travel and the consequences of prison systems abroad. I for one will never visit Bali. I find the firing squad to be a problem with the ethics of morality concerning the right to prison time being an adequate means of punishment.

    2014-08-25 10:19:47 | Reply

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