New Trial for Kentucky Woman Convicted of Boyfriend's Murder

A judge ruled Shayna Hubers, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison, should get a new trial after officials discovered a juror on her case was a felon.
2:28 | 08/26/16

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Transcript for New Trial for Kentucky Woman Convicted of Boyfriend's Murder
First, a new twist in the case making headlines this morning. Kentucky woman Shayna hubers, convicted of killing her boyfriend, sentenced to 40 years in prison. Now she's getting a new trial. Mara schiavocampo is here with the latest. Reporter: Good morning. That murpd conviction is now overturned because of what one juror says was a misunderstanding the. No one would have known about it but for one unbelievable coincidence. This morning, a shocking ruling. A Kentucky judge finding convicted murder Shayna hubers should get a new trial, after officials discovered a juror on her case never disclosed he was a felon. 25-year-old hubers admitted to shooting her 29-year-old boyfriend, Ryan Poston in 2012, Sykes times with his own gun. A.m., I killed him in self-defense, okay. Reporter: Describing the graphic details of the shooting in a police interrogation. I shot him enough times to kill him. He was laying there still. Twitching and making thoizs. And I shot him in the head. I gave him his nose job he wanted. Reporter: Prosecutors say it was not self-defense, arguing she killed Poston in anger after he tried to break up with her. Last year, she was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Now, it's been revealed, one of the jurors on her case was a convicted felon. Unknowingly, he claimed, after falling behind on child support 0 years ago. One of the lawyers involved in huberss' appeal had represented the injury yor in 1992. This has got to be maddening for the prosecutor and for the judge who now has to jefr turn a verdict based on an inadvertent mistake. Reporter: In a statement, the victim's family says, we respect judge Stine's decision. If we must endure another trial, we do so with absolute confidence that justice shall again be served. Reporter: That juror said he didn't remember pleading guilty for the child support case it was so long ago. Next hearing for hubers is on October 7th. A remarkable coincidence. Thank you, Mara. We appreciate it.

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