US Man Gets 18-Year Jail for Murdering Girlfriend's Mother

April 21, 2015 8:00 AM

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An Indonesian court has convicted an American man of murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail.

The Denpasar District Court ruled Tuesday that Tommy Schaefer, 21, was guilty of battering Sheila von Wiese-Mack to death in a hotel room on the resort island of Bali. Also on trial is his girlfriend Heather Mack, 19, who is charged with helping in the Aug. 12 murder.

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