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State v. Capobianco Murder Trial Continued Again, Scheduled in May

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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 by Wendy Osher.

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

The trial for Steven Capobianco was scheduled to commence on March 14, but has been continued to May 23, 2016 following a request for continuance from defense attorneys today.  By agreement of the parties involved, the continuance was granted.  This comes following an eight week continuance granted at the request of the prosecution.

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.

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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