The ex-boyfriend of a missing pregnant Maui woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to murder and arson charges in the case in the death of Carly “Charli” Scott.
On Friday, a Maui grand jury indicted Steven Capobianco on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Scott. She disappeared in February and was never found.
Capobianco was served with a warrant Monday for second-degree murder and third-degree arson. He was transported to the Wailuku Police Station for processing and later returned to the Maui Community Correctional Center.
Bail for these offenses are set at $2 million.
Scott was five months pregnant when she went missing on Feb. 9.
Family members last saw the 27-year-old at her sister’s Haiku home. Her torched sport-utility vehicle later was found on Maui’s north shore.
Caroline Killhour Rads, executive director, Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, was Scott’s supervisor. She said in a statement, “We hope that Steven Capobianco’s indictment will shed new light on what happened to Charli. We think of Charli every day and remember her kind, hardworking and vibrant spirit. For Charli’s family and the Maui community as a whole, we hope for answers and some sense of closure.”
Capobianco told reporters at the time that he had nothing to do with her disappearance.
He has been jailed on $500,000 bail since last month in an unrelated case.