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Capobianco Jury Selection Concludes, Murder Trial to Begin

June 23, 2016, 7:28 AM HST
* Updated June 23, 9:07 AM
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Charli Scott (left) courtesy photo; Steven Capobianco (right) by Wendy Osher (May 2016).

Charli Scott (left) courtesy photo; Steven Capobianco (right) by Wendy Osher (May 2016).

Jury selection has concluded in the trial for a man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Steven Capobianco faces second degree murder and arson charges in the death of 27-year-old Charli Scott, who was five months pregnant when she was reported missing in February of 2014.

Capobianco is accused of killing Scott and setting fire to her vehicle.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin on Monday with trail to convene thereafter.

Carly “Charli” Joann Scott, 27, was last known to have left the Haʻikū area on Feb. 9, 2014, to assist her ex-boyfriend, who family members say asked for help because of car trouble he had near mile marker 20 of the Hāna Highway.

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Scott was five months pregnant when she went missing, and family members say that Capobianco was the father of the unborn child.

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The woman’s dog, who was with her when she went missing, was found near the Nāhiku Market Place on Feb. 10.

Her vehicle was found torched two days later on Feb. 12, in Peʻahi, mauka of the surf spot known as “Jaws”; an her clothing and blanket were found on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Nuaʻailua Bay just East of Honomanū.

The items were located over a span of 25 to 30 miles apart.

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Multiple searches were conducted in the area stretching from Haʻikū to Hāna.

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