(NEWPORT, Ky.) — Ryan Poston was supposed to be on a date with another woman — a beauty pageant champion — on the night that his on-again, off-again girlfriend fatally shot him, it was revealed in a Kentucky courtroom on Thursday.
Audrey Bolte, Miss Ohio 2012, said she planned on meeting the 29-year-old attorney for drinks and to play pool on Oct. 12, 2012, but he never showed up.
“I found him very entertaining, and that led me to accept an invite to go on a date with him,” Bolte testified.
That night, Poston was shot six times, allegedly by Shayna Hubers, according to prosecutors.
Hubers, now 24, is accused of one count of murder in Poston’s death.
Prosecutors allege that she shot Poston out of anger after he tried to break up with her. Hubers has pleaded not guilty, saying Poston, a 29-year-old lawyer, was frequently violent, and that she shot him in self-defense.
In the days before he died, Poston had expressed uncertainty about his relationship with Hubers and struggled to tell her about his date, his step-father Peter Carter said.
“He was not happy with what was going on,” Carter said.
Hubers’ cellmate at the Campbell County Detention Center, Cecily Miller, testified that Hubers seemed almost “carefree” when discussing the shooting and laughed at times, exhibiting similar actions during a police interview played in court days earlier.
Hubers laughed “about shooting [Poston] in the face and giving him the nose job he always wanted,” Miller testified.
Carter, speaking through tears, said he was proud of his step-son.
“I was hard on him at times because I have high expectations,” he said.
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