2nd trial to start for Lexington native accused of killing boyfriend

Shayna Hubers

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) – The second trial of a Lexington native accused of killing her boyfriend is set to begin in Kentucky.

News outlets report the trial of 27-year-old Shayna Hubers is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning. She is charged with murder in the death of 29-year-old Ryan Poston.

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Hubers graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and attended the University of Kentucky.

Hubers is accused of shooting Poston in 2012 at his Highland Heights apartment. She was convicted in his death in 2015 but it was overturned when a juror was discovered to be a convicted felon.

Hubers claims she shot Poston in self-defense. The two dated on and off for roughly two years.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Campbell County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Zalla talked to prosecutors and defense attorneys during a Monday pretrial hearing. Zalla said he decided it wasn’t fair to review Hubers’ first trial.