The Kentucky woman who shot her boyfriend in the face right before her appointment with Miss Ohio 2012 for a date has been sentenced to life in prison.
After two trials, a jury found Shayna Hubers, 27, guilty of murdering Ryan Poston, 29, on Wednesday.
Hubers claimed that she shot the lawyer in self-defense because she was afraid of him. Prosecutors said she murdered him because he wanted to break up with her.
The jury took the side of the prosecutors and recommended that the Huberes receive a life sentence.
Hubert was found guilty of murdering Poston in 2015 and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
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Shayna Hubers, 27, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering her boyfriend Ryan Poston in 2012. She is represented here before her sentencing hearing on Wednesday, looking at her parents
Hubers claimed that she shot Poston (pictured) in self-defense after their relationship broke down. Prosecutors said she killed him because he wanted to break up with her
The trial was dismissed after it was revealed that one of the jurors had been convicted of a previous felony, which is illegal in Kentucky.
"We had a lot of faith in this jury," said Campbell County District Attorney Michelle Snodgrass. "We knew they would make the right decision for Ryan."
Jay Poston said the jury's decision was "justice for Ryan."
"For six years we have lived this," he said outside the courtroom. & # 39; It has been very difficult. Put your whole life on hold & # 39;
"Our number one goal was justice for Ryan, we got it today."
Hubers' sentence comes after an emotional day of testimony from both her and the Poston family.
Katie Carter, Poston's sister, brought a teddy bear made from one of her brother's shirts to the stand while talking about the loss of the family.
When he pressed the bear's hand, Poston's voicemail greeting played for the jury.
"That's it," Carter said as he cried on the stand. & # 39; It's all we have. Voice message.
Jay, the first witness who took the stand during the sentencing, said it was the 'goodness'. of his son what killed him.
After two trials, a jury found Shayna Hubers, 27, guilty of murdering Ryan Poston, 29, on Wednesday. She appears here during the final arguments of her new trial
Hubert was found guilty of murdering Poston in 2015 and sentenced to 40 years in prison. It was discarded after it was revealed that one of the jurors had been convicted of a previous felony
"She took advantage of your kindness," he said.
Jay Poston also talked about how difficult it was to get out of bed for a world without his son.
"Every facet of my life has been affected," he told the jury. & # 39; I have another 35-40 years on this earth, God willing, without my son & # 39;
"I have another 35-40 Christmases without my son, they've stolen my life, this woman has stolen my whole life."
& # 39; She has stolen my will to live. She has desolated him.
Snodgrass told the jury that Hubers had shown no remorse during the trial, even when images of Poston's corpse were shown.
Hubers' sentence comes after an emotional day of testimony from both her and the Poston family. Katie Carter, Poston's sister, brought a teddy bear that played her voice message
Jay Poston, the first witness who took the stand during the sentence, said it was the "goodness" of his son that killed him
"She did not react," Snodgrass said. "Mercy did not happen when he decided to play God while he raised that gun again and again and again and again."
"So, why are we showing mercy now? & # 39;
Sharon Hubers talked about how her daughter received multiple college scholarships and begged the jury to give her only son a chance.
& # 39; Shayna has a lot to give to the world. I'm alone, "he said.
& # 39; She is the only one I can talk to. My son's life has also been taken. His family is also grieving. "
David Eldridge, Hubers' lawyer, asked the jury to take into account that he had no history of violence or criminal record.
Sharon Hubers (pictured on the stand) pleaded with the jury to give her only daughter a second chance
Sharon Hubers is pictured here with her husband Robert as they wait for their daughter's sentencing hearing on Wednesday
Sharon Hubers was seen hugging someone emotionally in the court gallery after the defense delivered its final arguments on Tuesday
"Ms. Hubers committed this crime at the tender age of 21 and is mentally ill," she said.
"The prayers can be about retribution, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, there is a place for redemption, there is a place for piety."
The jury deliberated for less than four hours before deciding a life sentence.
Hubers cried in his lawyer's lap before the guilty verdict was read on Tuesday, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
She also pronounced the words "I love you" to her mother.
Poston's family issued a statement after the verdict, saying it brought them peace but not happiness.
Hubers cried in his lawyer's lap before the verdict was read on Tuesday (pictured)
Prosecutor Michelle Snodgrass told the jury that Hubers had shown no remorse throughout the trial, even when images of Poston's body were shown. Here you see Hubers listening to Tuesday's final arguments
Defense attorney David Eldridge places his hand on Hubers' back as jurors convict her of murder after five hours of deliberation on Tuesday
"Today we accept justice and, nevertheless, we do not feel joy," the statement said. "It has been six long and heartbreaking years without our dear Ryan."
"Those who love Ryan now move forward with the integrity, dignity and kindness that Ryan exemplified throughout his life."
The second guilty verdict ends with a six-year saga in which intimate details and graphics about the couple were revealed, ranging from orgasms to trios.
On the night of October 12, 2012, Poston was supposed to meet with Miss Ohio 2012 Audrey Bolte for an appointment.
Instead, the young lawyer was found dead in his apartment in the attic, shot six times in the forehead, back and torso.
Hubers called 911 after the shooting and told the dispatcher: "Ma'am, I killed my boyfriend."
The table and chair in which Poston was believed to have been shot dead in October 2012 were shown when Snodgrass delivered his final argument on Tuesday.
Members of Poston's family embraced after the verdict was read, releasing a statement that said they "embrace justice and yet we do not feel joy."
She claimed that Poston had pushed her and thrown her against the furniture in the moments before firing the first shot in the face.
But three of Hubers's cellmates testified that he bragged about giving Poston the "nose job he always wanted" and laughed once he was dead.
Donna Dooley, Holly Nivens and Cecily Miller told the court that Hubers still showed no remorse for the murder, Cincinnati.com reported.
Nivens said he heard Hubers on the phone that his mother told him that Poston's family was rich enough to buy another child.
"He would get on the phone and cry, sing to his mother and say there were crimes worse than murder," Dooley added.
Her stories were similar to what Hubers herself told the police after being questioned after the shooting.
"He's very vain," they told police about Poston. "One of our last conversations we had was good: I wanted to have nose surgery."
The surveillance images of the police interrogation room showed Hubers dancing and singing "I did, yes I did" only hours after the shooting
You can hear humming and singing Amazing Grace as you walk around the room
He also started dancing around the interrogation room, turning and snapping his fingers, while singing "I killed him, I killed him" and "I did it". Yes, I do. I can not believe I did it & # 39;
& # 39; And I shot him right here. I gave him his nose job that he wanted. I broke it. & # 39;
He also began asking agents what life was like behind bars, and asked if he would be allowed to take his phone or take a shower.
Without worrying, Hubers declared: "I do not know if someone will want to marry me if they know I killed a boyfriend in self-defense, it's not funny."
When the officers left the room at one point, Hubers began singing Amazing Grace.
He also started dancing around the interrogation room, turning and snapping his fingers, while singing "I killed him, I killed him" and "I did it". Yes, I do. I can not believe I did it.
During the second test, Hubers told how she and Poston had their first date on their 20th birthday in April 2011 after a meeting on Facebook months before.
She said that even on that first night she was disconcerted by her physique and how advanced she was and called a cab from the bathroom of a bar to escape.
Poston died shortly before her appointment with Miss Ohio 2012 Audrey Bolte for an appointment on October 12, 2012. She appears in Miss USA in Las Vegas on June 3, 2012 (left) and in New York on September 7 of that year
Hubers cried in court last Tuesday (pictured) during her new trial when she took the stand and said she "feared" her boyfriend.
"I remember thinking he had a strong personality, I was afraid of him, I felt I had to do what he told me to do," he said, according to Fox. 19.
However, they kept coming out frequently and, often, they had rough sex when they were drunk. She said that everything went downhill after she refused to do a sex act in 2012.
– He felt degrading … I did not know if I trusted him. I was afraid of it, "he said.
Hubers also said that Poston was "insensitive" when she told him that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger in a bathroom in 2007 and sexually abused by her father.
He stated that he once threw her out the window of his condo in the spring of 2012, knocked repeatedly on the door of his condo when he tried to re-enter, and then threw the keys and the bag.
Hubers admitted that she was also violent with Poston since her fights increased over the course of the year.
Hubers claimed that, just after she returned to meet with Poston a month before her murder, he asked her to "agree to have threesomes with other girls."
"I hit him or hit him in the face around the mouth, he pushed me, pushed me back," he said.
The couple tried to get back together about a month before the murder, but Poston had conditions that would drastically change their relationship.
"I wanted him to be his girlfriend incognito and he wanted me to talk 25% less, he always said he talked too much," Hubers testified.
"And he wanted me to have a hobby while he was in his apartment and he wanted me to also accept having threesomes with other girls."
But Carissa Carlisle, Poston's first cousin, said the lawyer tried to end the relationship "several times."
At one point he even asked Carlisle to tell Hubers why the relationship was ending.
"She never really listened to me," Carlisle said as he testified.
Carlisle said Hubers often stole his phone so he could contact Poston.
Highland Heights Police Chief Bill Birkenhauer said Hubers would also log on to Poston's Facebook and block women.
Hubers is portrayed watching a court hearing in 2015. The guilty verdict reached in that trial was dismissed because a jury member was found to have had a previous conviction.
He said that Hubers bombarded Poston with a hundred text messages for every one he sent after one of his regular breakups, and even sent him messages from his friends' phones.
Meanwhile, the defense spent a significant amount of time in the trial discussing texts in which Hubers revealed his struggle to achieve orgasm with Poston.
Birkenhauer said that Poston told Hubers in a text that he could achieve orgasm if he implanted his breasts.
"I wanted her to have sex," said Hubers defense attorney David Eldridge in his final statement.
He would set her apart and then bring her back. And then she would tell her friends that she was crazy.
"There was a perfect-looking couple on the outside who had flaws on the inside, their deeply troubled relationship came to a tragic end."
"You put six bullets in one person, you're going to have to say it was in self-defense," Campbell County District Attorney Michelle Snodgrass said in her final statement.
"You're going to have to admit that you're a cold-blooded killer."