Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

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. / Uncredited via AP

HONOLULU (AP) - 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 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 Carly Scott, 27, who has never been found. He was also indicted on an arson charge.

Capobianco is the father of Scott's unborn child and has adamantly denied hurting her. He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Family members last saw Scott in February at her sister's home in Haiku. The Makawao woman's burned 1997 Toyota 4Runner was later found on the island's north shore.

According to a copy of the indictment obtained by The Associated Press, Capobianco caused Scott's death "in an especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel manner, manifesting exceptional depravity" in mid-February.

Before the burnt-out SUV was found, police discovered Scott's dog in the nearby community of Nahiku.

Capobianco has told Hawaii News Now that he saw Scott on the night her family says she vanished, but he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

He said Scott picked him up and drove him to his pickup truck, which had broken down in Keanae. He said that after he fixed his truck, Scott was driving behind him, but he lost sight of her and figured she arrived safely at her destination.

Capobianco couldn't be reached for comment Monday at the jail, where he's being held on $500,000 bail on charges including terroristic threatening and prohibited deadly weapons. His public defender couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

The bench warrant sets bail at $2 million for the murder and arson charges.

___

Follow Jennifer Sinco Kelleher at http://www.twitter.com/JenHapa.



Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Read the original story: Murder charge in missing Maui pregnant woman case

More In

test

Real Deals

Flip, shop and save on specials from your favorite retailers in central Ohio.

GET DEALS | COUPONS

Things To Do

FRI
24
SAT
25
SUN
26
MON
27
TUE
28
WED
29
THU
30

CLASSIFIEDS

Classifieds from across Central Ohio
Lancaster
Chillicothe
Newark
Marion
Bucyrus
Mansfield
Zanesville
Coshocton

Weeklies & Shoppers

10TV Headlines

Dispatch Headlines

METROMIX