By Jeff King
After a Grand Jury verdict Friday, Police expect to serve an arrest warrant on Steven Capobianco today. He is expected to be charged with second degree murder in the death of Carly Joan “Charly” Scott. Capobianco acknowledges being (likely) the last person to see Charly alive.
The ex-boyfriend of the north shore 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.
Capobianco is expected to be served with an arrest warrant Monday at Maui Community Correctional Center where he has been held since his arrest in April on a burglary charge. Capobianco is the father of Scott’s unborn child and has adamantly denied hurting her. The 27 year-old woman’s SUV was found torched near Peahi. Capobianco will also likely face charges for arson and obstruction of justice.
An island-wide search for Scott, as well as for Moreira “Mo” Monsalve drew hundreds from January through April before hope withered. The search concentrated around Nahiku – near Keanae where Capobianco 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. Scott’s dog was found in Nahiku shortly after Charly was reported missing.
Capobianco is currently being held on $500,000 bail in his latest charge of terroristic threating, burglary and weapons charges. A published report by the Associated Press indicates prosecutors will seek $2 million in bail in the Charly Scott murder case.
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.
Prosecutors are expected to seek $2 million bail for the murder case.