Police arrest man accused of killing his mother in Mililani

Police arrest man accused of killing his mother in Mililani

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police arrested Jamil Hart, 33, for allegedly killing his mother and her dog in Mililani late Sunday.

Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene at the Waipio Gardens apartment complex on Waihau Street.

According to preliminary information from HPD, the victim — a woman in her 70s — suffered traumatic injuries to her face and head.

Our cameras captured video of a bloodied and handcuffed Hart after his arrest at a nearby church. Police and crime scene investigators tied bags around his hands and took pictures of him.

Neighbor Brenda Dixon said she first heard glass breaking about 8 p.m. and then saw a man hanging from the balcony.

“Looked like he was gonna jump so I was really concerned,” Dixon said she called 911, “I didn’t really recognize the guy.”

The mother reported her son missing about a month ago. A man who identified himself as a childhood friend of Hart told Hawaii News Now that his mother adored Hart, but claimed he had been having issues lately.

Hart does not have a violent criminal history. All that showed up in a search of state records were numerous traffic infractions.

Honolulu police are investigating a murder in Mililani.
Honolulu police are investigating a murder in Mililani. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

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