Man pleads guilty to dismembering mother and storing parts in freezer because she nagged him about going to school
A Hawaii man accused of killing his mother months ago stuffed her dismembered body parts in seven plastic bags in the kitchen freezer of the Waikiki apartment they shared
A man has pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering his own mother before placing her remains inside a refrigerator in their Hawaii apartment and admitting his crimes to the police. A Honolulu court on Friday witnessed Yu Wei Gong plead guilty to manslaughter, abuse of a corpse, and second-degree identity theft in the September 2016 murder of his mother Liu Yun Gong, the Associated Press reports.
The remains of the woman were found wrapped in a total of seven plastic bags inside a fridge in the family's residence in Honolulu's beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki.
According to law enforcement authorities, Wong called dispatch in April 2017 and told them he was suicidal. It was then that he confessed to responding officers, saying: "I killed my mother." Police said that they couldn't find the victim's remains when they first arrived at the home, which is located on 414 Launiu Street. They then proceeded to look in the refrigerator freezer and shockingly found the victim's head and other body parts placed separately in different plastic bags.
Before being placed under arrest, it is understood that Gong told authorities that his mom was "in the fridge." He later admitted and confessed to authorities that he was enraged after being forced to go to school and so he killed her, Daily Mail reports.
Coroners later determined that Liu Yun Gong had died from blunt force trauma to the head and the manner of death was ruled a homicide. Calling the horrific killing an "accident," Gong said that he didn't mean to do it. He appeared in court after being released from a psychiatric hospital in April 2017 and was silent throughout the hearing. Gong's public defender had requested for a Mandarin interpreter.
It was later learned that his mother worked as a licensed therapist at a nearby spa.
One day, Liu did not show up for work and so her supervisor, Julie Kim, tried her cell phone several times without an answer. "Usually, she responds very quick," Kim told The Star-Advertiser. A couple of hours later, Liu Yun's son allegedly called her and "informed" her that his mother had gone to a neighboring island and left her phone at home. She wouldn't be back for a few months, he reportedly said. According to Kim, Liu Yun's last words to her were "see you tomorrow."
Now, Gong is facing 20 years in prison for manslaughter, one year for abuse of a corpse and another 10 years for identity theft, respectively. The identity theft charge was a result of Gong making a rent payment using his mother's checking account, Prosecutor Wayne Tashima said. Currently, he's being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center and is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing in January.