Woman Charged in Bali Suitcase Murder Gives Birth

Heather Mack, newborn daughter said to be doing fine after early Tuesday morning delivery

The Chicago woman charged with killing her mother at a resort in Indonesia and helping her boyfriend stuff the slain woman's body in a suitcase gave birth Tuesday.

Heather Mack's attorney confirmed to NBC Chicago that Mack, 19, delivered her 6 pound, 10 ounce daughter via cesarean section at about 6:09 p.m. (5:09 a.m. Central Time). Both mother and baby were said to be doing fine, according to attorney Anthony Scifo. Mack will likely remain hospitalized for a few days, he said.

It was not immediately clear if the birth would delay Mack's trial or where the baby will stay.

Mack and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Tommy Schaefer, are being tried in separate trials in the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack. They are charged with the premeditated murder of 62-year-old von Wiese-Mack and face a maximum penalty of death by firing squad if found guilty by a three-judge panel.

Mack told the court last week that Schaefer, 21, killed von Wiese-Mack in anger after she threatened to kill their unborn baby. Mack said Schaefer beat her mother with a metal soup bowl after von Wiese-Mack made the threat in an argument.

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