A parole board must determine the minimum amount of a 30-year sentence a Honolulu man must serve after he apologized in court on Monday for killing and dismembering his mother.

As AP News reports, in 2017, Yu Wei Gong attempted suicide before calling the police to confess to murder. When police arrived, Gong, 28, told them to check “in the fridge.”

During the search, an officer discovered Gong’s mother, Liun Yun Gong, in the freezer. She was in pieces. The officer found a decapitated head and two arms with hands in numerous plastic trash bags, court documents said.

Gong had killed his mother during an argument six months prior.

Last year, he avoided a life sentence by pleading guilty to manslaughter.

During his court appearance on Monday, AP News reports, Gong spent a lot of the time looking down.

During the sentencing, Gong apologized to his family in China and Hawaii and even to his mother.

He quietly said:

“I am ashamed for what I did. I’m sorry, Mom.”

Darcia Forester, Gong’s public defender, told the court that her client doesn’t feel deserving of his family’s forgiveness.

Forester said:

“I want to make clear that he did love his mother and she was a very good mother. Under no circumstances did she deserve what happened.”

Judge Paul Wong sentenced Gong to 20 years for manslaughter and ten years for identity theft, which is for using his mother’s checking account to pay rent.

Further, Gong received a one year sentence for abuse of a corpse to be served simultaneously.

Wayne Tashima, deputy prosecuting attorney, said his office won’t recommend less than a minimum of 20 years for Gong to the parole board.

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6 Replies to “Over a Year After Son Killed and Dismembered His Mom, He Apologizes in Court: ‘I Am Ashamed for What I Did’”

  • JEAN f CRAIG 1 year ago

    SORRY DDOES NOT CUT IT. HE SHOULD NEVER SEE A DAY OF FREDMM N HIS LIFE. IF HE COULD DO THESE TO HIS MTHER HE WOULD EASILY DO IT TO ANYONE. HANG HIS SORRY BUTT.

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    There’s one thing which is horrific to kill your mother in a rage, but then to cut her up. That’s a whole different thing. This guy should not ever be released and walk amongst us. Scary!

    • Peter M 12 months ago

      true. killing in a rage is one thing. chopping up the body into parts? then put each part in different bags? and freeze them? who does that to their mom? it was intentional. the rage subsided long before chopping up half her body. the boy is sick. he should be put down like an animal.

  • Debbie 1 year ago

    He should have the death penalty. Or life in prison without the possibility of parole at the very least.

  • William conley 12 months ago

    Good ole liberal judges you killed and cut your mom up hid her in a freezer and went on with your life for six months you poor soul twenty years and a couple more for abuse of a corpse wtf kind of sentencing is that? He’s clearly crazy as shit and never needs to be allowed around sane people period or the general population.

  • Debbie 12 months ago

    Rope. Tree.

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