US Couple Charged With Murder Stand Trial in Indonesia

January 14, 2015 10:20 AM

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An Indonesian court has opened the trial of an American couple accused of killing the woman's mother last year in the resort island of Bali.

The 19-year-old Heather Mack and her boyfriend, the 21-year-old Tommy Schaefer, both from Chicago, were put on separate trials Wednesday at the Denpasar District Court on charges of premeditated murder, which carry a maximum death penalty.

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