Sister says murdered Maui woman's ex-boyfriend was unhappy about pregnancy

Emotional testimony from the sisters of murdered Maui woman testify in court against her ex-boyfriend
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WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The last time Fiona Wais saw her half-sister alive, they hugged and told each other, "I love you."

"As I was saying goodbye, I was just going to walk away, she called me over.  I walked over and she was like, 'I love you' and I told her 'I love you, too' and we gave each other a hug," Wais said, in emotional testimony in the murder trial of Scott's alleged killer, Steven Capobianco.

Scott went missing in February 2014, when she was five months pregnant, and police later found her burned out car and some of her remains. Capobianco was the last person to see her alive.

Wais testified that Capobianco and Scott weren't together anymore in February 2014, and that he was unhappy that Scott was pregnant with his child.

"He had said that it consequently would ruin plans he had with a current girlfriend and that it wasn't supposed to be happening," she said.

Phaedra Wais, another half sister, took the stand later in the day and told the jury she and Scott were not just sisters. They were best friends. She described the desperate search for Scott by family members and friends, including how they used an app to track her cell phone to an area off Hana Highway.

The 27-year old's jaw bone, clothes and other items were found in a remote location in the following days.

Wednesday was the 10th day of the trial, during which defense attorneys have argued that Capobianco was presumed guilty by police before they considered other suspects.

The trial resumes Friday.

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