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Waikiki man indicted on charge of killing his mom

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    Yu Wei Gong

An Oahu grand jury indicted a 26-year-old Waikiki man today in connection with his mother’s death.

Yu Wei Gong is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Circuit Court on a second-degree murder charge involving the death of Liu Yun Gong.

He remained in custody today at Oahu Community Correctional Center with a $2 million bail.

On the morning of April 11, Gong called 911 and told a dispatcher that he killed his mother in September, police said. He said “it was an accident and didn’t mean to do it,” according to a police affidavit.

Police said the mother and son got into an argument about school. According to the affidavit, Gong told his mother he wanted to work instead of go to school.

At some point, Gong hit his mother, the document said. It’s not clear when the argument took place or when Gong allegedly hit her.

On April 11, police arrived at his apartment at 414 Launiu St. and discovered several plastic trash bags in the kitchen freezer. Police executed a search warrant the next morning and recovered seven bags of dismembered body parts.

Police matched fingerprints from the human remains to those of Gong’s mother. Police confirmed her fingerprints through her Hawaii driver’s license records.

A deputy medical examiner determined Liu Yun Gong died of blunt force injuries to her head. The manner of death was classified as a homicide.

Liu Yun Gong was a licensed massage therapist and worked at the Spa Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki.

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