Shayna Hubers seeks change of venue for new trial due to extensive news coverage

Lawyers say she can't get an impartial jury here
Posted at 9:04 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 07:15:42-04

NEWPORT, Ky. -- Shayna Hubers has requested a change of venue for her upcoming retrial in the death of her ex-boyfriend.

Hubers is facing a murder charge in the death of her former boyfriend, Ryan Poston, who she admitted to shooting six times in his Highland Heights condominium in 2012, according to police.

She was previously found guilty in the case and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but defense attorneys later learned that one of the jurors was a convicted felon not qualified to serve on the jury. A judge decided that meant Hubers was entitled to a new trial.

The new trial is scheduled for next January.

However, in a motion filed Tuesday, Huber's attorneys wrote that she would be unable to get a fair trial in Campbell County, where the original trial was held. They also wrote that Hubers cannot get a fair trial in nearby Boone, Bracken, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen or Pendleton counties due to widespread news coverage of the original trial which would "taint the prospective jury pool."

They asked for the new trial to be moved to Harrison County, Kentucky.

It wasn't immediately clear how prosecutors or the judge would respond to the request.