Hawaii man who told police his mother was ‘in the fridge’ pleads guilty to killing and dismembering her because she nagged him about school attendance
Yu Wei Gong, 26, pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering his mom, Liu Yun Gong in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
The Hawaii man pleaded guilty in Honolulu court Friday to manslaughter, abuse of a corpse and second-degree identity theft
Wong called 911 in April 2017 and said he was suicidal and confessed that he’d killed his mother – he’d killed his mother in Sept 2016, police said
When police arrived to their apt, they found Liu Yun Gong’s remains inside the huge fridge freezer wrapped in seven plastic bags
At sentencing scheduled for Jan 2019, Gong faces 20 years in prison for manslaughter, one year for abuse of a corpse and another 10 years for identity theft
He is currently being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center
Yu Wei Gong,[center], pled guilty to manslaughter in the death of his mother Liu Yun Gong on Friday, Sept 28, 2018, in Honolulu
A 26-year-old Hawaii man who admitted to police that he murdered his mother then placed her remains inside a fridge in their Hawaii apartment, Friday was convicted of killing and dismembering her.
Yu Wei Gong pled 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.
Liu Yun was found wrapped in seven plastic bags inside a huge refrigerator freezer in the living room of the family’s sixth floor apartment in Honolulu’s beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki.
Authorities said Wong initially phoned dispatchers in April 2017 and informed them that he was suicidal. That’s when he admitted to police: ‘I killed my mother.’
Upon arrival to the home, 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.
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.
The Gong was arrested on charges of second-degree murder of his mother after police found human remains in their Waikiki apt building, [photo], in April 2017. Gong’s mother has been dead since September 2016
The Hawaii man was arrested on charges of second-degree murder of his mother after police found human remains in their apartment building, in April 2017. Gong’s mother has been dead since September 2016
Gong 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
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 Star Advertiser that 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.
Prosecutor Wayne Tashima said the identity theft charge was a result of Gong making a rent payment through his mother’s checking account.
Gong is a former student at Kapiolani Community College, is currently being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
His sentencing is scheduled for January.