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Maui man, convicted of murdering pregnant ex-girlfriend, found with contraband

  • COURTESY PHOTO / 2014

    Steven Capobianco

A Maui man a jury recently found guilty of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend was allegedly caught with contraband at Maui Community Correctional Center.

Police arrested Steven Capobianco on suspicion of contraband possession after correctional officers allegedly caught him with an undisclosed contraband wrapped in black tape.

Correctional officers recovered the contraband from Capobianco at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the visitation area during visitation hours at the correctional facility, according to the Department of Public Safety. DPS did not identify the contraband, which was wrapped in black tape.

Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda was unavailable today to comment on the incident. In a news release, Espinda said, “I commend our staff for their fast work in responding to a suspicious incident and discovering the contraband quickly and efficiently.”

DPS spokeswoman Toni Schwartz said there were no reports of any injuries involving correctional officers, visitors or other inmates.

Police are continuing their investigation.

Capobianco is in prison after a jury unanimously found him guilty in December of second-degree murder and second-degree arson in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend, Carly “Charli” Scott.

Scott, 27, was five months pregnant at the time she was killed in February 2014. Capobianco was the father of the unborn child.

In addition to murder, he was convicted of setting her car on fire and is awaiting sentencing.

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