Heather Mack back on social media

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Convicted murderer Heather Mack can't seem to stay away from social media. 

The former Oak Park and River Forest High School student who was sentenced to serve 10 years in an Indonesian prison – along with boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, who received 18 years – for murdering her mother, Sheila Von Wiese-Mack, in 2014, has maintained a regular presence on Instagram and other social media outlets since her conviction.

Mack most recently made headlines for releasing a video on YouTube.com, stating that she alone murdered Von Wiese-Mack and framed Schaefer, who she says was not involved. The story first appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times.

There is no evidence to support her claim in the video or her claim that she committed the murder in retaliation for the Von Wiese-Mack murdering her husband, Heather Mack's father James Mack, in a hotel in Athens, Greece in 2006.

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Bill Dwyer  

Posted: February 9th, 2017 9:14 PM

Mr. Mack suffered an injury on a cruise ship and, as I recall, later died. There was a lawsuit over negligence, which again, I believe was settled. Ms. Mack lives in a fantasy world. God help her little girl. Hopefully a wrongful death suit will eventually block her from taking any more money from her mother's estate, and her behavior will lead to her losing custody of that poor child.

Elisabeth Jacobsen  

Posted: February 9th, 2017 6:01 PM

She has already retracted her 'so called' (that phrase is getting some mileage these days isn't ) confession! She says Tommy made her do it. I guess she came down from whatever trip she was on during that video, and realized, or been told, she had possibly bought herself some additional prison time. I hope someone has what it takes to rescue her child from that world of "alternate facts" her parents live in!

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