The man suspected of killing his mother, whose remains were found in a Waikiki apartment, has pleaded not guilty.
Yu Wei Gong, 26, entered his plea during a court appearance on Monday, April 24. His trial was scheduled for June.
Gong was arrested on Tuesday, April 11. According to a police complaint, he confessed to dispatchers on 911 and stated, “I killed my mom.”
The complaint also detailed that Gong explained to dispatchers that he killed his mother in September at their residence on Launiu Street, and that it was an accident because he did not want to go to school and instead get a job.
Officers then arrived to the apartment complex to investigate what Gong had explained on the phone, and discovered him outside the building bleeding from his left wrist. Police then proceeded into the unit and checked all the rooms within the home. When officers asked where his mother was, he uttered she was “in the fridge,” according to the complaint.
An officer then checked the freezer and found human remains, including two arms with hands and a decapitated head, in numerous plastic trash bags.
Gong was placed under arrest for second-degree murder with his bail set at $2 million.
The complaint also details how Wei explained to others when confronted about the whereabouts of his mother, Liu Yun Gong. The document says he told the woman’s coworker that she was in China, then later said she was on a neighbor island and had left her phone at home.
A warrant for a search of Gong’s home was executed, and that’s when investigators recovered evidence within seven plastic bags located in the kitchen freezer.
The remains were positively identified as Gong’s mother, and the medical examiner’s office determined the cause of death was injuries sustained from blunt force trauma to the head. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.