- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky woman convicted of murder in the fatal shooting her boyfriend during an argument is requesting a new trial.

The Kentucky Enquirer (https://cin.ci/1ERHp0j) reports lawyers for 24-year-old Shayna Hubers filed the request in Campbell Circuit Court on Tuesday, less than a week after her conviction. The motion says defense attorneys were not allowed to present evidence and witnesses that would have shown Hubers killed 29-year-old Ryan Poston in self-defense during an argument in 2012.

During the trial, prosecutors honed in on text messages Hubers sent to a friend saying she was going to a shooting range with Poston, who was trying to break things off with her, and planned to kill him and make it look like an accident.

A hearing on the motion is set for next Friday.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, https://www.nky.com

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