Minimum sentence set for Maui man convicted in woman’s death

HONOLULU — A Maui man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child must serve at least 50 years before he is eligible for parole.

The Hawaii Paroling Authority set a minimum sentence of 50 years for Steven Capobianco, who was found guilty of second-degree murder in December 2016 in the death of 27-year-old Carly “Charli” Scott, KHON-TV reported Tuesday. He was also convicted of second-degree arson for burning Scott’s vehicle.

Scott was five months pregnant when she disappeared in Maui in 2014. Her body was never found.

Second Circuit Chief Judge Joseph Cardoza sentenced Capobianco to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 2017. At the sentencing hearing, the judge said Capobianco had lured Scott to her death. He said Capobianco was self-centered for killing Scott and his son because he didn’t want to be bound to her as her child’s father.

Under the authority’s sentencing minimum, Capobianco will be eligible for parole in June 2064.

Capobianco was also sentenced to five years in prison last year after he pleaded no contest to unrelated charges that included burglary, theft, attempted promotion of prison contraband and carrying a deadly weapon.

Capobianco received the prison contraband charges after a relative visiting him at the Maui Community Correctional Center last year tried to pass him methamphetamine, marijuana, marijuana concentrate and cigarettes, police said.

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Information from: KHON-TV, http://khon.com

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