Bali Suitcase Murder: Heather Mack Hospitalized After Vomiting Blood in Indonesian Prison

Bali Suitcase Murder: Heather Mack Hospitalized After Vomiting Blood
Heather Mack
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04/07/2016 AT 03:30 PM EDT

Heather Mack, the Chicago-area woman who was convicted in the 2014 murder of her mother while on vacation in Bali, has been taken from her cell to an Indonesian hospital after vomiting blood, PEOPLE confirms.

Mack became ill on Wednesday, though the total amount of lost blood "is unknown," her attorney, Michael D. Elkin, said in a statement.

She was taken to the hospital to discover the source of the internal bleeding, he said: "We imagine that the scare shall be nothing more than just a scare."

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Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, were convicted of premeditated murder in the August 2014 slaying of her mother, Sheila von Weise-Mack, 62, whose body was discovered stuffed inside a suitcase.

Mack was sentenced in April 2015 to 10 years and Schaefer was handed an 18-year prison sentence after Mack's defense attorney said Schaefer killed von Wiese-Mack following an argument over Heather's pregnancy while Mack hid in the bathroom of their hotel suite.

A month before sentencing, Mack gave birth to daughter Stella, who has remained in the cell with her, per the custom at Bali's Kerobokan Prison.
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