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Judge Sentences Shayna Hubers To Life In Prison

Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 16:44:39-04

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (WLWT) Shayna Hubers has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her on again off again boyfriend Ryan Poston, according to WLWT.

Poston was shot and killed in his Highland Heights apartment in October 2012.

Hubers was originally found guilty of murdering Poston. She had been sentenced to 40 years in prison after that trial, but the conviction was overturned because it was discovered that one of the jurors was a felon.

In August of 2018, she was found guilty of killing Poston and a jury recommended that she be sentenced to life in prison. A judge agreed with that sentence on Thursday.

Hubers told police that she gave Poston the “nose job he wanted.”

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 six times in self-defense.

The jury deliberated for nearly five hours before reaching a guilty verdict in the second trial.

During the sentencing phase, Poston’s family told jurors the impact of his murder on their lives. Hubers’ mother also testified, telling jurors that Shayna Hubers is her only child.

Under Kentucky sentencing guidelines, a life sentence means Hubers will be eligible for parole after serving a minimum of 85% of a 20-year sentence, which is about 17 years. She has already served five years and ten months.