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Grand jury indicts man on charges of killing his Mililani mother and her dog

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                                Jamil Hart appears in court this week in Honolulu. He was indicted today on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted burglary, first-degree cruelty to animals.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Jamil Hart appears in court this week in Honolulu. He was indicted today on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted burglary, first-degree cruelty to animals.

An Oahu grand jury indicted a 33-year-old man Thursday for allegedly killing his 74-year-old mother and her dog in Mililani.

Jamil Hart was indicted on second-degree murder, second-degree attempted burglary, first-degree cruelty to animals.

His bail was confirmed at $1 million.

Hart made his initial appearance in court Wednesday.

Police found his mother, Gwendolyn Hara-Hart, in her apartment bedroom with fatal blunt trauma injuries to her head and face.

Her small dog was found dead next to her.

Hara-Hart’s apartment is located at Waipio Gardens Apartments.

A neighbor said she saw a man with his leg over the balcony of a second floor apartment, while appearing belligerent and intoxicated, a police affidavit said.

Hart, who allegedly tried to break into a church on Waimakua Drive, was found in the church parking lot and arrested.

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