WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been ordered to serve 18 months in jail for attempting to smuggle drugs to her inmate nephew who was convicted of second-degree murder.

Susan Capobianco, 50, was sentenced Tuesday, The Maui News reported (http://bit.ly/2h3BzjS). She also received four years of probation.

A Maui Community Correctional Center guard saw Susan Capobianco pass her nephew a package during visiting hours in February, Maui Deputy Prosecutor Tracy Jones said. The package contained 12 cigarettes, about 0.3 gram of methamphetamine, marijuana, hash oil and rolling papers.

"The conduct involved in this case is very serious," Jones said. "It is passing contraband to an inmate confined in the jail. It is the sneaking in of drugs to a murderer, which she justifies because she wanted to make his day better."

Susan Capobianco acknowledged to guards that she passed the package but said she thought it contained just cigarettes to be traded for food, Jones said.

Her nephew, Steven Capobianco, 27, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Carly Scott and second-degree arson of her vehicle. He was sentenced in March to life in prison with the possibility of parole for murder plus 10 years for arson.


Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com