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Jury Recommends Life In Prison For Shayna Hubers

Posted at 4:35 PM, Aug 29, 2018

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky (WLWT) — A jury on Wednesday recommended life in prison for Lexington-native Shayna Hubers, with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

Hubers was found guilty again on Tuesday of murdering her on-again, off-again boyfriend Ryan Poston. She had been found guilty of the murder in 2015 but was granted a retrial after it was discovered that one of the jurors was a felon.

The jury could have found Hubers innocent or guilty on any of four charges including murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter or reckless homicide.

Poston was shot and killed Oct. 12, 2012, in his Highland Heights apartment.

During the retrial, a video was shown of Hubers in an interview room at the Highland Heights Police Department just a few hours after the shooting. She could be heard chanting, “I did it, yes. I did it,” while waving her finger in the air.  “I can’t believe I did that.”

The defense attorney had argued that Hubers shot Poston in self-defense.

Hubers once told police she gave Poston the “nose job he wanted” when she shot him to death.

A judge will have a final say during her sentencing at a later date.