Woman convicted of killing boyfriend says felon was on jury

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Shayna Hubers

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) – A northern Kentucky woman convicted of murder in her boyfriend’s slaying is asking a judge to either declare mistrial or grant a new trial because one of the jurors on the case was a convicted felon.

News outlets report that attorneys for 24-year-old Shayna Hubers submitted the motion Friday, saying that they came across Juror No. 483’s criminal history while appealing Hubers’ April conviction.

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The attorneys say the juror didn’t disclose the conviction. It is unclear what crime the man had been convicted for.

Hubers was sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting 29-year-old Ryan Poston six times in 2012 after the couple fought. Hubers said she shot Poston in self-defense.

Under Kentucky law, neither convicted felons nor anyone under indictment is allowed to sit on juries.

 

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