A man who admitted to police that he murdered his mother then placed her remains inside a fridge in their Hawaii apartment pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering her.
Yu Wei Gong pleaded guilty in a Honolulu court Friday to manslaughter, abuse of a corpse and second-degree identity theft in connection to the September 2016 slaying of his mother, Liu Yun Gong.
The woman was found wrapped in seven plastic bags inside a refrigerator freezer in the family’s sixth floor apartment in Honolulu’s beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki.
Authorities said Wong initially phoned dispatchers on April 11, 2017 and informed them that he was suicidal. That’t when he admitted to police: ‘I killed my mother.’
Upon arrival to the home, Aloha Waikiki located on 414 Launiu Street, police said they at first could not find the victim’s remains.
Authorities looked in the refrigerator’s freezer and found plastic bags that contained the head and body parts of the victim.
Gong told police that his mom was ‘in the fridge’ before he was placed under arrest.
Yu Wei Gong, middle, pleads guilty to manslaughter in the death of his mother Liu Yun Gong in State Circuit Court on Friday, September 28, 2018, in Honolulu
Liu Yun Gong was found wrapped in seven plastic bags inside a refrigerator freezer in the family’s sixth floor apartment in Honolulu’s beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki in April 2017
Gond is currently being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center. As part of the deal, Gong also pleaded guilty to abusing a corpse, for dismembering his mother’s body, and identity theft for withdrawing money from her bank account after killing her
The Hawaii man was arrested on charges of second-degree murder of his mother after police found human remains in his apartment (his building, pictured) in April 2017. Gong’s mother has been dead since September 2016
Gong admitted to police he killed her after he became angry because he didn’t want to go to school.
Authorities determined she had died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Police said Gong called it an ‘accident’ and said he didn’t mean to do it.
After being released from a psychiatric hospital in April 2017, Gong appeared in court – where he did not speak.
His public defender had asked for a Mandarin interpreter.
Police said they found the chopped up remains of Yu Wei Gong’s mother in bags inside the freezer
Liu Yun Gong worked at a spa as a licensed therapist.
When she didn’t show up for work one day, her boss, Julie Kim, told the outlet she tried her cell phone several times but got no answer.
‘Usually she responds very quick,’ Kim said.
Later, she said Liu Yun’s son called her and told her his mother had gone to a neighboring island and left her phone at home and wouldn’t be back for a couple of months.
She said the last words the doomed woman said to her were ‘see you tomorrow.’
Gong now faces 20 years behind bars for manslaughter, one year for abuse of a corpse and another 10 years for identity theft.
The man is currently being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
His sentencing is schedule for January.
Upon arrival to the home at 414 Launiu Street, (pictured) police said they found the remains of the mother after the son told them she was ‘in the fridge’