A Hawaii man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after police say he killed his mother and then dismembered her body and stuffed her body parts in plastic trash bags and placed them in his freezer.
Although the killing took place in September 2016, police say Yu Wei Gong continued to tell his mother's coworker she was still alive and used her check book to pay rent each month at the apartment they shared. He ultimately called 911 in April 2017 and told dispatchers "I killed my mom," according to KHON2.
When police arrived at the scene, Gong allegedly told them his mother was "in the fridge." They discovered the body of Lin Yun Gong dismembered and placed into at least seven plastic trash bags in the freezer.
The medical examiner would later conclude Lin Yun Gong had died from blunt force trauma to the head, according to Hawaii News Now.
Gong told police he had accidentally killed his mom during an argument the two had because he did not want to go to school, KHON2 reports.
After her death, he reportedly told his mother's coworker she had gone to China, before later changing his story and reporting his mom was on another Hawaiian island.
In addition to manslaughter, Gong also pleaded guilty Friday to charges of identity theft—linked to the use of his mom's checking account—and abuse of a corpse.
He will face sentencing in January. Under the plea deal, could face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The minimum amount of time he will have to spend time behind bars will be determined by the Hawaii Paroling Authority, Hawaii News Now reports.
[Photo: Associated Press]
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