A trusted friend of a woman who was killed at a posh Indonesian resort and stuffed inside a suitcase said he hopes her killers are tried in United States court.
Elliot Jacobson told NBC Chicago he's handed over evidence to the FBI that he says shows Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer planned to kill Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, while they were all still in Chicago and prior to leaving for Bali.
Mack and Schaefer on Tuesday were convicted of murder in connection with the Aug. 12, 2014 slaying. While they both faced the death penalty, the three-judge Indonesian panel was lenient because Mack is a new mother and Schaefer was well-mannered.
Mack, 19, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Denpasar District Court sentenced 21-year-old Schaefer to 18 years.
"The sentence was completely unjust," Jacobson said Tuesday. "This sentence was nowhere near commensurate with the crime that was committed."
Jacobson has previously shared with NBC Chicago emails he traded with von Wiese-Mack in which she expressed concerns about her daughter and of her own safety.
He said Mack's relationship with her newborn, Stella, should be severed.
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"That baby should be brought to the United States. Her identity should be completely erased, a new identity established, and a home -- a proper home -- found for her," he said.
Baby Stella will live with Mack in prison for two years, officials said.