NEWPORT, Ky. – A Kentucky woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend during an argument has been convicted of murder.
Authorities say 24-year-old Shayna Hubers shot 29-year-old Ryan Poston six times at his condominium in 2012 after the couple fought. Hubers has said she shot Poston in self-defense.
WXIX-TV (http://bit.ly/1d7ptCs) reports the jury deliberated for close to five hours Thursday before handing down the verdict. Hubers will be sentenced Friday.
During the trial, prosecutors honed in on text messages Hubers sent to a friend saying she was going to a shooting range with Poston and planned to kill him and make it look like an accident.
Among those who testified was medical examiner Gregory Wanger, who conducted Poston's autopsy. He said Poston was shot six times including in the head, chest and back.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com