CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky ( WLWT )– A jury has found Lexington-native Shayna Hubers guilty of murdering her ex-boyfriend Ryan Poston in retrial.
She was charged with murdering Poston in his Highland Heights apartment on October 12, 2012.
Hubers had claimed that Poston assaulted her and she felt the need to defend herself. She shot him six times. She had once told the police that she gave her on-again, off-again boyfriend the “nose job he wanted” when she shot him to death.
The Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney pointed to the difference between what Hubers told police after the shooting and what she said in court.
A police video that was shown in court shows Hubers in an interview room at the Highland Heights Police Department a couple of hours after the shooting, she was dancing and chanting, “I did it, yes. I did it,” while waving her finger in the air. “I can’t believe I did that.”
Huber’s conviction in her first trial was thrown out when it came to light that a juror had a felony conviction.
On Tuesday, the jury deliberated for nearly five hours before reaching a guilty verdict on the murder charge. The jury could have found her innocent or guilty on any of four charges including murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, or reckless homicide.
Poston’s family released a statement after the verdict:
“The Poston and Carter families are eternally grateful for the hard work and dedication to justice of Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney Michelle Snodgrass, Assistant Campbell County Commonwealth Attorneys Sheryl Heeters and Kyle Burns, Police Chief Bill Birkenhauer, Officer Dave Fornash and Sergeant Nick Love of the Highland Heights Police Department, and their staffs — all of whom are dedicated public servants in the truest sense.
“Those who love Ryan now move forward with the integrity, dignity, and kindness that Ryan exemplified throughout his life.”
Sentencing will be Wednesday morning.