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Slain Highland Heights Attorney's Family Reacts to Shayna Hubers' Guilty Verdict

It is a guilty verdict for the woman accused of shooting and killing a yougn Highland Heights attorney inside his home in October 2012.
 
A Campbell County jury found Shayna Hubers guilty of murder in the slaying of Ryan Poston, her on-and-off-again boyfriend. Hubers, 24, will begin the sentencing phase on Friday.
 
Hubers had claimed self defense but did not take the stand in her two-week long trial in Newport.
 
Poston was 29 when he was gunned down while sitting at his dining room table. The Poston and Carter families released the following statement after the verdict was revealed late Thursday night:
On October 12, 2012, Ryan Carter Poston, our loving son, brother, grandson and friend was brutally murdered and snatched from our lives. The senselessness of this action is a tragedy for all families – both Ryan’s and his assailant’s.  And 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 everyday.  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.

We are also eternally grateful for the unwavering and resolute efforts of the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and Highland Heights Police Department.  They passionately and objectively sought the truth and proved themselves as true guardians of our safety and security once again. 

Lastly, we would like to thank those who have extended their thoughts and prayers to the Poston and Carter families, please know they were received graciously and gratefully and hold a value that can not possibly be measured. 

May God forever bless our beloved Ryan.

The trial attracted national media attention. See a full report at ABC News.

-Staff report

Photo: Shayna Hubers after being arrested