HONOLULU (KHON2) — The man accused of murdering his mother was indicted by an Oahu grand jury on Friday, April 29.

Honolulu prosecutors said that 19-year-old Joshua McPeek was charged with one count of murder in the second degree in the brutal killing of 38-year-old Michelle McPeek.

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The alleged murder happened on April 19, when Joshua was accused of viciously beating his mother to death on Farrington Highway in Makaha.

“This senseless crime has torn apart a family and a community,” said Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm.

McPeek remains in custody with bail set at $1,000,000.