Chicago man pleads not guilty to conspiracy in Bali murder

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Posted: Oct 29, 2015 12:39 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The cousin of a Chicago man serving an Indonesian prison sentence in his girlfriend's mother's death has pleaded not guilty to charges he assisted in a plot to kill the woman.

The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1P7Viu3 ) that 24-year-old Robert Bibbs entered the plea Thursday morning to one count of conspiracy in Chicago federal court. Bibbs is cousin to Tommy Schaefer, who along with girlfriend Heather Mack, are serving sentences in Indonesia for the death of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack.

Wiese-Mack was bludgeoned to death with a metal fruit bowl and her body stuffed into a suitcase at a Bali resort.

Prosecutors say Bibbs texted tips from more than 9,000 miles away in Chicago in hopes of getting a cut of the 62-year-old's inheritance. He is free on home confinement.