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Trial in 2014 death of Maui pregnant woman underway

Charli Scott (Image: Family) Charli Scott (Image: Family)
Steven Capobianco (Image: Maui Police Department) Steven Capobianco (Image: Maui Police Department)

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The trial for a man charged with the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend on Maui in 2014 has begun with the prosecution arguing that the defendant was the last person to see the woman alive.

The Maui News reports that jury selection began Monday in the trial for 26-year-old Steven Capobianco. He is charged with second-degree murder in Carly "Charli" Scott's death and second-degree arson for setting her vehicle on fire.

First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rivera argued that Capobianco had been with Scott the night of Feb. 9, 2014, in a remote area in east Maui, where parts of her body and blood-stained clothing were discovered days later.

Capobianco's attorney maintains his client has been charged without a significant effort by police to find "the real killer."

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