HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 33-year-old man accused of killing his mother and her dog made his initial court appearance on Wednesday, and a judge confirmed his bail at $1 million.
Newly-released court documents say surveillance video shows Jamil Hart leaving his mother’s apartment unit with a blood-covered laptop Sunday night on Waihau street.
That was right after neighbors heard screaming coming from the unit.
The laptop found in a drainage ditch near the apartment after police followed a trail of blood drops.
Officers found the 74-year-old victim with severe blunt force wounds to her face and head. The body of a small dog was also found. HPD arrested Hart later that night at a nearby church.
He’s due back in court on Friday.