Carly Scott went missing shortly after answering a call from her ex, Steven Capobianco, according to prosecutors, and now new details have emerged to implicate him in one of the most heinous crimes that Honolulu has seen for quite some time.
According to the evidence presented to the grand jury, Carly, or “Charli” as she was known to friends, was stabbed 20 times in the stomach area.
As KITV notes, it appeared that her assailant was targeting the 5-month-old fetus inside of her, causing some to call for charges of double murder in the first-degree instead of the single second-degree crime that Capobianco is now facing.
The investigation found a black skirt belonging to Carly Scott at Honomanu Bay. Authorities stated that there were “at least 20 stab wounds concentrated right below the waistband of her skirt where the unborn child would have been.”
Charli vanished in February, 2014. Her car turned up days later. It had been burned. Her dog showed up miles away from the location in Nahiku.
Since Capobianco was the person she was going to see, authorities claim, he became the prime suspect. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first pregnancy-related attack to make the news in the last week. The Inquisitr recently brought you the story of a 26-year-old woman, who was assaulted after answering an ad on Craigslist to buy some baby clothes.
During the assault, the woman had her baby removed. A 34-year-old suspect was arrested after walking into a hospital, dead baby in tow, telling staff that she had suffered a miscarriage.
Her victim was treated for the injuries and released.
The two cases bring up an interesting debate that intensifies any time you get it around pro-choice and pro-life advocates.
Should people who commit acts like what the 34-year-old woman and what Capobianco is accused of bear the full weight of charges when their actions claim the life of an unborn child and, in the Carly Scott case, the mother as well?
If abortion is sanctioned by the government as legal, then the unborn baby could not be considered “human,” some say, and so leveling a charge of second-degree murder is unwarranted.
But what do you think, readers, particularly regarding the Carly Scott murder? Should Capobianco, if guilty, face life in prison without parole (his possible punishment in Hawaii) if it can be proven Charli wasn’t the target of the attack? Or if a parent intends to have a child, does it automatically confer “human” status upon them, even if unborn? Share your thoughts in our comments section.