Shayna Hubers Found Guilty of Boyfriend’s Shooting Death

24 Apr 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Former UK student found guilty of murder in killing of her boyfriend.

A Kentucky woman was convicted of murder Thursday for shooting her on-again, off-again boyfriend on the night he was going to go on a date with Miss Ohio.

NEWPORT , Ky. (WTVQ) — A former University of Kentucky student is found guilty of murdering her boyfriend nearly three years after she shot him at close range. Police say, Hubers told them that there was an altercation in which she says Poston, “threw her around the room and hurt her.” During the two week long trial, Prosecutors included evidence of text messages from Hubers where she says she “wants to shoot him at a gun range and make it look like an accident.” Several witnesses took the stand throughout the trial, but Hubers did not. “We heard the arguing, some shuffling around and some blunt noises,” said Hubers’ neighbor, Pamela Metz. “ I said to my daughter, one of them shot the other one.” A Psychiatrist also took the stand and claimed Hubers suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but Prosecutors claim that might be from her time in jail rather than the killing. Hubers and Poston, 29, had been dating off-and-on for about a year before the shooting, but prosecutors argued that Poston wanted to break things off. The Poston and Carter families released the following statement after the verdict was revealed late Thursday night: On October 12, 2012, Ryan Carter Poston, our loving son, brother, grandson and friend was brutally murdered and snatched from our lives.

Bolte, the second runner-up at the 2012 Miss USA pageant, testified that she was looking forward to her date with Poston — the two were supposed to meet for drinks at 9:30 p.m. — but he never showed up. Hubers, at the time a 21-year-old student at Eastern Kentucky University, called 911 at 8:53 p.m. that night and told dispatchers she shot her boyfriend because he was physically and verbally abusive.

He asked for advice on how to break the news to Hubers, Peter Carter testified according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I told him to make sure that he was kind to Shayna and to be honest with her about what was going on,” he testified. “I told him to be direct, but to be kind.” The couple argued after they returned from the dinner with Poston’s family and again the next night, investigators said. Protectorates said Hubers was desperate to keep Poston and shot him in a jealous rage when she feared he wasn’t as attached to her as she was to him. We are also eternally grateful for the unwavering and resolute efforts of the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and Highland Heights Police Department. After the shooting, she told police that “she gave him the nose job that he wanted,” Highland Heights Detective Bill Birkenhauer testified before the trial.

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