On the outside, Ryan Poston and Shayna Hubers looked like the perfect couple. Ryan, was a successful attorney and Shayna, an accomplished graduate student, were poised for success. But the relationship was stormy. The couple broke up several times, but they always found their way back to one another.
In October of 2012, friends say Ryan Poston had decided to end the relationship once and for all. But Shayna Hubers showed up at his condo the night he had a date with Miss Ohio USA, Audrey Bolte, pictured.
Shayna Hubers called 911 between 10 and 15 minutes after shooting Ryan Poston and told the operator that she "killed [her] boyfriend in self-defense." Shayna claimed that Ryan threw her across the room and into the bookshelf.
Investigators say there were no signs of a violent fight. Of particular significance to investigators are the bullets lined on the bookshelf that are still standing upright.
Shayna Hubers surrendered and was brought to the Highland Heights, Kentucky, Police Department for questioning. She immediately requested a lawyer, but still could not stop talking to police for almost three hours. She danced and twirled, and even sang "Amazing Grace." Police say her behavior was bizarre for someone who had just lost a loved one.
After almost three hours with police, Shayna Hubers was formally charged with the murder of Ryan Poston. She spent the first of many nights in jail before going on trial and ultimately being convicted of murder two-and-a-half years later.
Shayna's mother, Sharon Hubers, a retired school teacher, maintains that her daughter is not a murderer. She says Shayna is a brilliant and talented girl and would never kill someone if she wasn't in fear of her life.
It has been nearly four years since Ryan Poston was killed. He leaves behind an extended loving family. They are coping with their loss, "One minute at a time. One hour at a time. One day at a time," they say.