The 26-year-old Waikiki man, who confessed to killing his mother, will be charged with second-degree murder upon his release from the hospital.
Police said Yu Wei Gong was technically released from police custody, but will be served with an arrest warrant and will be re-arrested and charged after he is released from the hospital.
Bail will be set at $2 million, police said tonight.
Gong was originally arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of second-degree murder after he called 911 and said he was suicidal and had killed his mother a year ago. He was taken to the hospital after his arrest for undisclosed reasons.
A resident said he learned from the building manager that the body was found inside a freezer in the apartment.
Police executed a search warrant just after 6 a.m. today and removed the human remains from their sixth-floor apartment at 414 Launiu St.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet identified the remains of a woman. Gong’s mother, Liu Yun Gong, was a licensed massage therapist.