Shayna Hubers appears in court for her sentencing in Newport, Ky. Hubers was sentenced to life in prison for killing her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ryan Poston. She was convicted of murder in his slaying in August.
A Kentucky woman was sentenced to life behind bars for fatally shooting her on-and-off boyfriend six times in 2012.
Shayna Hubers was sentenced on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Newport, Ky. after her conviction three months ago in the murder of Ryan Poston.
A jury in August found Shayna Hubers, now 27, guilty in the slaying of 29-year-old Ryan Poston and recommend she spend the rest of her days in prison. Judge Daniel Zalla on Thursday agreed with the proposed sentence, labeling Hubers actions “calculated,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Your actions that evening were grossly violent and intentionally calculated to cause his death,” Zalla said.
Hubers showed no visible emotion during sentencing or when bailiffs escorted her away. Hubers is eligible to see a parole board in 14 years since she has already served six years in jail.
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Hubers, who was 21 at the time, gunned down Poston inside his Highland Heights apartment on Oct. 12, 2012. The killing happened on the same night he’d scheduled a date with the reigning Miss Ohio.
He’d been dating Hubers on and off for about a year before the shooting and prosecutors contended he’d been seeking to end their relationship for good.
During her time on the stand, Hubers claimed Poston was abusive and pressured her to perform sex acts, though prosecutors dug into lengthy texts between the couple in a bid to disprove her claims. Her defense attorney, David Eldridge said his client has changed in the six years since the incident and that she took responsibility by phoning 911 immediately after the fatal confrontation.
Crocodile tears? Hubers cried when she was found guilty in August. During her retrial she took the stand and claimed she ‘feared’ her boyfriend. – The retrial jury found her guilty of murder charges after about five hours of deliberation.
Cold hearted: Shayna Hubers ‘ has expressed no remorse’ as she was sentenced to life in prison on Oct 18
During the trial, jurors watched a video of Hubers in an interview room at the Highland Heights Police Department, just hours after the fatal shooting.
“I did it. Yes. I did it,” she chanted while waving her fingers in the air. “I can’t believe I did that.”
Eldridge also suggested that she could prove a good candidate for successful treatment for her borderline personality disorder, arguing during the trial that she was an “immature and mentally ill young woman.”
The commonwealth’s attorney, Michelle Snodgrass, said Hubers apologized for killing Poston in a typed letter to the judge ahead of sentencing, noting however, that she’d never reached out to her victim’s loved ones.
“She has never said that to Ryan’s family,” she said. “She has expressed no remorse.”
Jay Poston, the victim’s father asked the Campbell Circuit Court judge to do everything in his power to prevent Huber’s release from jail for as long as possible, according to the Enquirer.
“Evil, for reasons only evil knows, took it upon herself to take from us that which she could never posses,” he said.
Hubers was first found guilty of murdering Poston in 2015 and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
The trial was thrown out after it was revealed one of the jurors had a prior felony conviction, which is illegal in Kentucky.
Hubers wept into the lap of her attorney before the guilty verdict was read in court athe end of the second trial in August, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
She also mouthed the words ‘I love you’ to her mother.
Five years in the making: As Hubers wept into the lap of her attorney before the verdict was read on Tuesday
It was elation from the Poston family after Ryan’s killer was finally found guilty
‘Today we embrace justice, and yet we do not feel joy,’ the statement read. ‘It has been six long and heartbreaking years without our beloved Ryan.’
‘Those who love Ryan now move forward with the integrity, dignity, and kindness that Ryan exemplified throughout his life.’
Shayna Hubers, seen [photo in court n August when she was found guilty of murdering her boyfriend Ryan Poston in 2012
The second guilty verdict ended a six-year saga in which intimate and graphic details about the couple, including everything from orgasms to threesomes, was revealed.
On the night of October 12, 2012, Poston was supposed to meet Miss Ohio 2012 Audrey Bolte for a date.
Instead the young lawyer was found dead in his penthouse apartment, shot six times in the forehead, back, and torso.
A jury in 2015 previously found Hubers guilty in her sometimes-boyfriend’s murder and she was sentenced to 40 years in prison, but it was overturned after it was revealed one of the members of the panel was a convicted felon.
Snodgrass slammed the length of the process and said the Poston family has been waiting much too long for their justice.
“It’s been six years and two trials they had to sit in the courtroom,” she said.
Hubers will be eligible for parole in 14 years as she has already served six years in jail.