Man Stabs His Girlfriend More Than Two Dozen Times Because She Refused an Abortion
A Hawaii jury convicted a man of murdering his ex-girlfriend in December after prosecutors said he stabbed her to death for refusing to abort their unborn child.
Steven Capobianco, of Maui, was supposed to be sentenced on Friday for second-degree murder and arson, Hawaii News Now reports. According to the report, Capobianco could face 20 years to life in prison.
According to police, the ex-girlfriend, Charli Scott, was five months pregnant with their unborn child when she was killed. Prosecutors said Capobianco lured her to a remote area, claiming that his truck had broken down, and then tortured and stabbed her about 20 times; police said he also set fire to her vehicle. Prosecutors alleged that Capobianco murdered Scott in revenge for her refusing to have an abortion.
The report does not mention her unborn child who also was killed in the attack. It does not appear that there were any charges in connection to the unborn child’s death.