By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
HONOLULU (AP) - A prosecutor says he'll lead jurors down a Maui path where police found body parts, bloody clothes and maggots feeding on rotting flesh of a woman who disappeared while five months pregnant.
Deputy Maui Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rivera says in an opening statement Monday the path leads to Steven Capobianco, the woman's ex-boyfriend and father of the unborn child. Capobianco is on trial, charged with second-degree murder in the 2014 death of Carly "Charli" Scott.
According to a livestream of opening statements by Honolulu television station Hawaii News Now, Rivera says investigators found some body parts, including Scott's jawbone. Rivera says Scott decided to continue the pregnancy even though Capobianco insisted on an abortion.
Defense attorney Jon Apo argues Scott's family, detectives and Capobianco's friends presumed him guilty without considering other suspects.