NEWPORT, Ky. -- Shayna Hubers, a Highland Heights woman awaiting retrial for the murder of her boyfriend, is petitioning for a marriage license while still imprisoned.
She hopes to marry Richard McBee, a fellow Campbell County inmate who once served time in a Colorado supermax prison.
"This is no stunt," Hubers said in an exclusive interview. "We actually, genuinely love each other and have love for one another. I feel Richard is my soulmate."
According to police, Hubers admitted to shooting boyfriend Ryan Poston six times in his Highland Heights condominium in 2012. She was found guilty in 2015 and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but officials later learned one of the jurors in her case had been a convicted felon.
In light of that revelation, Judge Fred Stine ruled Hubers had a right to a new trial . Her attorneys have since filed for changes of venue and the right to challenge a greater number of potential jurors during the selection process for her second trial.
Hubers spoke extensively to WCPO anchor Craig McKee about how she met McBee and why she believes her case would have been treated differently if it happened today. Viewers can hear it in her own words Monday evening at 6 and 11.