American Woman Who Faked Suitcase Theft and Gave Away Murder Suspect to Be Released From Jail

An American woman suspected of killing a British tourist in Bali and covering up the crime by faking a suitcase theft was released from jail in Indonesia late Saturday after being sentenced to four…

American Woman Who Faked Suitcase Theft and Gave Away Murder Suspect to Be Released From Jail

An American woman suspected of killing a British tourist in Bali and covering up the crime by faking a suitcase theft was released from jail in Indonesia late Saturday after being sentenced to four years in prison earlier this month.

Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two’s brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber’s car.

According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn’t expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own. (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

Carolyn Sieber, 70, who worked as a mental health counselor for the state of Connecticut, is scheduled to be released from jail Sunday. Her lawyer said she plans to travel to the United States, where her son is a medical student in New York City.

Sieber and her husband, Michael Sieber, spent years fighting the extradition in Australia and other countries.

Sieber pleaded guilty to falsifying evidence and concealing murder after the 2013 death of Sally Faulkner, a British woman who was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a garbage bag on a rubbish heap.

Prosecutors said Sieber arranged for the suitcase to be stolen and said she collected it from a hire car at a shopping mall.

Sieber’s guilty plea came as a relief to her husband. “She has been suffering so terribly,” Michael Sieber told the Sydney Morning Herald. “You know she has asked us for forgiveness.”

Sally Faulkner had gone to the apartment with Michael Sieber for a baby shower when she was found dead.

YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

Machelle Hackney of Maricopa, Arizona, is accused of forcing her adopted children to participate in her YouTube channel and abusing them if they did not recall their lines or perform as directed. Hackney’s channel had accrued hundreds of millions of views since she joined in 2012. (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

Prosecutors said Michael Sieber had choked the mother of his unborn baby, then burned Faulkner’s clothes. Sieber denied killing her, saying she was in an epileptic seizure when a man broke into their apartment.

Sieber was sentenced by a court in Jakarta to four years in prison — four months less than prosecutors had sought.

“We have been waiting five years for her to be released,” Michael Sieber said. “She has been through hell, and what’s been hardest for me has been watching her watch her children grow up. I don’t want her to have to watch anymore.”

Prosecutors can appeal the verdict, but Michael Sieber said he wasn’t concerned. “I’m not a lawyer and I don’t want to talk about that,” he said.

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