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Pair charged with suitcase murder of US woman in Bali

The daughter of an American woman found stuffed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in Bali has been charged with her murder.

Heather Mack was arrested six miles from the resort where her mother's body was found. Credit: Reuters

Heather Mack, 19, was charged with killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, along with her 21-year-old boyfriend Tommy Schaefer.

CCTV shows Mr Schaefer arguing with Mrs von Wiese-Mack in the lobby of the five-star St Regis Bali Resort on Monday.

Tommy Schaefer covers his face as he is arrested. Credit: Reuters

Forensic experts said there were signs of violence on the body indicating the woman fought before she died.

The family, from Chicago, had only arrived at the resort last weekend.

Grandmother on death row 'remains in jeopardy'

The Supreme Court has said Lindsay Sandiford, the grandmother on death row in Bali, "remains in jeopardy" and is in "urgent need of legal help".

Lindsay Sandiford during her first trial Credit: Reuters

The 57-year-old from Cheltenham has lost a battle at the UK's highest court over the lawfulness of a Government policy not to provide funding for legal representation to Britons facing capital charges abroad.

Five Supreme Court justices in London unanimously dismissed a challenge by Sandiford, who was convicted last year of trafficking drugs into Bali and sentenced to death by firing squad.

The Supreme Court called on the Government to carry out an urgent review of whether funding for legal representation can be given in the case.

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