The ex-boyfriend of a Maui woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared in February has been indicted on charges of killing her and torching her SUV to cover up the crime. Steven Capobianco, 24, was expected to be served with an arrest warrant Monday at Maui Community Correctional Center, where he has been held since last month in an unrelated case, said a person familiar with the investigation who spoke on condition of anonymity. The person wasn't authorized to talk publicly about the case.
A Maui grand jury on Friday indicted Capobianco on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 27-year-old Carly Scott, who has never been found. Capobianco is the father of Scott's unborn child and has adamantly denied hurting her.
According to a copy of the indictment obtained by The Associated Press, Capobianco intentionally or knowingly caused Scott's death "in an especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel manner, manifesting exceptional depravity" during the period from Feb. 9 to Feb. 13. During that period, he also set fire to Scott's property, the indictment said. The bench warrant sets bail at $2 million for the murder and arson charges.
Maui Police Department / AP, file
This undated file photo released by the Maui Police Department shows Carly Scott from Maui. The ex-boyfriend of Scott who was pregnant and disappeared in February, has been indicted on a murder charge in the case. A Maui grand jury indicted Steven Capobianco on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Scott. She was never found.
- The Associated Press
First published July 14 2014, 6:16 PM