NEWPORT, Ky - A Northern Kentucky woman accused of gunning down her boyfriend is still jailed after a judge ruled Tuesday that her bond remain the same.
A judge ruled that 21-year-old Shayna Hubers will still be jailed with no bond. Hubers is being held at the Campbell County Detention Center.
Hubers of Lexington allegedly fired fatal shots at her boyfriend, 29-year-old Ryan Poston, at his apartment on Meadow Lane in Highland Heights in October 2012.
Hubers' attorney, Jon Paul Rion, said she should have a reasonable bond because she is not a flight risk and has no prior criminal record. Rion stated this is a case of self defense.
"I think when you look at things in context, it's going to be obvious things happened very quickly, in a very short period of time without any thought that when into this. It's a tragic event and I think the community and the jury need to hear the whole story," Rion said.
The judge denied the request for a bond given the serious allegations facing Hubers and new evidence presented by Campbell County Commonwealth's Attorney Michelle Snodgrass.
"Eleven days before the murder, a text message to her friend Christy: 'When I go to the shooting range with Ryan tonight I want to turn around, shoot and kill him and play like it's an accident,'" stated Snodgrass. "Eleven days before the murder."
Poston's family is working to keep his legacy alive through the Ryan Carter Poston Memorial Scholarship Fund at Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell.
“The Ryan Carter Poston Memorial Scholarship is a way for our families to honor the memory of our murdered son and brother,” said the Poston and Carter families in a statement on 9 On Your Side. “We are devastated to lose our son in such a senseless and horrific manner. But this perpetual scholarship to an organization that shaped his character will continue his good work for a long time to come.”
More than $70,000 has already been collected for the fund. The scholarship will be given each year to a Blessed Sacrament sixth grader who demonstrates compassion and caring for others.
"He truly touched people all over the world. He also touched people in Northern Kentucky," said Mark Guilfoyle, a longtime family friend. "So the response has been broad based and its been substantial and that's a credit to his memory and a credit to the type of person he was."
If you would like to a make a donation, contact Blessed Sacrament School at (859)331-3062.
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