Accused murderer tries to convince judge to set her free on bond

Accused murderer tries to convince judge to set her free on bond

Accused murderer tries to convince judge to set her free on bond

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Posted on July 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

(ABC News) - First a young Kentucky woman accused of brutally killing her boyfriend shooting him six times and boasting she "gave him a nose job he always wanted."

She's been in jail for nearly two years awaiting trial, and now she's trying to convince a judge to let her go free on bond.

Shayna Hubers is behind bars waiting for a judge to decide whether to grant bail to the 22-year-old accused murderer.

Hubers has pleaded not guilty, and at a bail hearing, told the court it was self-defense when she shot her boyfriend Ryan Poston. Poston was a 29-year-old lawyer with a passion for justice, according to his obituary. Hubers allegedly shot Poston twice in the face, and then four more times to "stop the twitching" in October 2012.


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In court, Hubers said the shooting was in self-defense, but prosecutors said when she had first been arrested, she gave a different reason.

In a bombshell statement on the stand she admitted telling a friend that she talked about killing Poston at the same gun rank where she is seen here on her instagram page just days before Poston's death.

She said it was just a joke.

Since her 2012 arrest, her bail has gone from $1 million to $5 million before being revoked entirely.

Her attorneys said that's unconstitutional. Prosecutors said the former honor student has been brazen about her plans to flee. Allegedly plotting to stage a bus crash getaway inspired by Harrison Ford in "The Fugitive."

With regard to bail, the judge is expected to make a decision soon. Based on Hubers' behavior, he said he doesn't think a seven-figure about bail is out of the question.

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