NEWPORT, Ky. -- A woman accused of forging signatures to get Shayna Hubers’ retrial moved out of Northern Kentucky faces dozens of felony charges. She’s entered a plea of not guilty and is scheduled for a court hearing Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.
According to police records, Brittany Young worked as a notary for her father’s investigative firm, Northern Kentucky Investigations, which was hired to gain signatures to help move the Hubers murder trial out of the region. The firm returned 156 signatures, but prosecutors said only 38 were legitimate.
Police documents indicate Young confessed to collecting only three authentic signatures, then using names from her Facebook friend list and publicly accessible Kenton County property records for the rest.
Huber’s attorneys, David Eldridge and Jeffrey Lawson, said they were “shocked and saddened” to learn of the alleged forgeries.
Hubers is facing a murder charge in the death of Ryan Poston, her former boyfriend. Police say she admitted to shooting him six times in his Highland Heights condominium in 2012.
She was previously convicted and sentenced to 40 years in Poston's death, but a judge later threw out the conviction after defense lawyers revealed that one of the jurors was a convicted felon not qualified to serve on the jury.