The Latest: Jury to weigh or Maui murder was ‘horrific’

Kimberlyn Scott reacts to the statements find Steven Capobianco guilty to murder and arson for the 2014 death of Scott’s daughter, Carly “Charli” Scott, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Wailuku, Hawaii. Carly was five months pregnant with Capobianco’s child and was last seen on Feb. 9. 2014. (Chris Sugidono/The News via AP)

(Associated Press)

HONOLULU – The Last on a guilty verdict in a missing Maui pregnant woman’s death (all times are local):

4:30 pm

Members of the jury that a Hawaii man guilty of murder in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend back to court to hear arguments on whether the crime was especially heinous.

The indictment against Steven Capobianco says that he caused the death Carly “Charli” Scott in an “especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel manner.” The jury on Thursday will hear a public prosecutor and Capobianco for the lawyer to make arguments for and against this proposition.

Then they will have to deliberate. Their verdict will determine whether Capobianco receives an extended sentence of life without the possibility for parole.

The jury found Capobianco guilty of second-degree murder on Wednesday. They began deliberating Dec. 1 after listening to approximately six months of testimony.

Scott was five months pregnant with Capobianco’s child when she disappeared in 2014.


1:20 pm

A jury has found a Hawaii man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while five months pregnant with his child.

Jurors reached the verdict on Wednesday.

Steven Capobianco has been on trial since June in the death of Carly “Charli” Scott. Her mother and sisters last saw her on Feb. 9, 2014.

The police later found some of Scott’s body parts and bloodied clothes.

Attorney Jon Apo told jurors that detectives, Scott’s family and even Capobianco friends presumed him guilty without considering other suspects.

Capobianco not testify.

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