1. Woman confesses to murdering her mum in a series of shocking YouTube videos.
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Heather Mack, from Chicago, has admitted that she murdered her mother before stuffing her body in a suitcase in 2014, reports the New York Daily News.
In a series of YouTube videos, 21-year-old Mack – who is currently serving a 10-year sentence for the murder in a Bali prison – admitted she planned the murder on her own before forcing her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer to help her dispose of her mother’s body.
Schaefer is currently serving an 18-year sentence for the murder.
“I killed her myself and then I told Tommy that if he did not help me clean the room and get rid of the body, that I would tell the police that he did it, that I would pay money to get him arrested,” she confessed.
Mack began the three-part video series, which she filmed on February 2, by declaring she wanted “to be set free”.
“I don’t want to live in a lie anymore,” she told the camera.
Mack claimed she decided she wanted to kill her mother after learning she was responsible for her father’s death when she was 10.
“When I was 10 my mother killed my father in a hotel in Athens, Greece… Two weeks before I came to Bali, I found out that she killed my father and I made it up in my heart…that I wanted to kill my mother,” she said.
Mack said she doesn’t regret killing her mother, but regrets “trapping” her former partner – and the father of her two-year-old child.
“It was my battle — it was my mother, it was my father. I’m sorry to Tommy Schaefer for trapping him,” she said.