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State v. Capobianco Trial Set to Start on March 14

January 15, 2016, 2:10 PM HST
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Steven Capobianco in court for his arraignment and plea hearing. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Steven Capobianco in court for his arraignment and plea hearing. File photo July 2014, by Wendy Osher.

A man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend will stand trial in March, according to new information released today by the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary.

Steven Capobianco faces second degree murder and arson charges in the death of 27-year-old Charli Scott, who was five months pregnant when she was reported missing in February of 2014.

Trial was scheduled to commence on Jan. 19, 2016 with jury selection; however the prosecution filed a motion to continue the trial for approximately eight weeks.

The judge granted the motion today and trial is set to commence on March 14, 2016 at 8:30am.

Following her disappearance, family and friends conducted searches in the East Maui area for her remains.  Family members say she drove out to the vicinity to help Capobianco, who reported to have car trouble.


Prosecutors reportedly claim Scott’s skirt was found with at least 20 holes in it, damage consistent with being made by a blade, according to Hawaii News Now and other broadcast outlets.


Carly Joann Scott was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Haʻikū, Maui.  According to the Find Charli Scott Facebook page, she would have celebrated her 29th birthday in November, 2015.  Page administrators wrote, “The world is not what it would have been or should have been without you. We miss you, every minute of every day. And we always will.”

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