The defense called Highland Heights Police Chief Bill Birkenhauer to talk about the condition of Poston’s bedroom after the shooting.While the defense characterized it as messy, Birkenhauer called it "unmade.”
The defense claimed Poston was overworked and under extreme pressure from his firm.
Birkenhauer was asked to read angry social media postings from Poston about an impending breakup with his law partner.
The chief testified that Poston’s postings said, "Bury him neck deep. At low tide. Throw darts at his head. Wait for high tide to roll in so I could stomp on his head while he's drowning,” followed by, "So now, everyone wants me to settle. A few second later ... and I want to rig explosives to everything I see.”
The chief said Poston later posted that he agreed to sign the agreement to break up the partnership.
The defense also contested statements Shayna Hubers made about shooting Poston in the face. Police say Hubers told them she shot Poston in the face to give "him the nose job he always wanted."
The case could be in the hands of jurors by the end of the week.