(NEWPORT, Ky.) — A 24-year-old Kentucky woman was convicted of murder Thursday in the 2012 shooting death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend.
Jurors deliberated for almost five hours before reaching a verdict.
Shayna Hubers shot attorney Ryan Poston six times, with prosecutors alleging she shot Poston out of anger after he tried to break up with her.
Hubers had argued that she shot him in self-defense.
After the verdict was reached, Poston’s paternal and maternal relatives released a statement to ABC News.
“While we wish that this trial could bring Ryan back to us, we understand that it can only provide justice. The same kind of justice that Ryan sought for his clients every day,” the statement from the Poston and Carter families reads. “Ryan believed in the legal system. And today it worked. Twelve hardworking Americans have listened to the legal arguments, reviewed the facts, deliberated, and discerned the truth. Ryan’s good name is now fully vindicated and the person responsible for this brutal act is now held accountable. We thank them for their service, insight, and leadership.”
Sentencing is scheduled to begin Friday morning.
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