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CRIME HUNTER Jeal­ous killer thought she was Ein­stein

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS - Brad HUNTER

Shayna Hu­bers reck­ons her in­tel­lect is on par with Ein­stein. Or close to it.

“Bril­liant” was how her jail­house lover, Unique Tay­lor, de­scribed the pretty brunette.

And she had it all fig­ured out.

Hu­bers, 21 at the time, would un­leash vengeance on the boyfriend who was so anx­ious to dump her.

And she would get away with it.

Ryan Pos­ton’s cousin, Carissa Carlisle, was blunt: “She would not let the re­la­tion­ship end.”

Ken­tucky is one of those places in the U.S. that sends red flags cut­ting through the air if you’re look­ing for the weird and twisted.

Hu­bers had been fan­ta­siz­ing about killing her boyfriend, up and com­ing lawyer Ryan Pos­ton, for some time.

She texted a pal about a re­cent ex­pe­di­tion to a shoot­ing range: “I wanted to turn around, shoot and kill him and play like it’s an ac­ci­dent.”

And on Oct. 1, 2012, Pos­ton, 29, was ven­ti­lated with six bul­lets from a .38 cal­i­bre hand­gun while he sat in his apart­ment. Eleven days later he was dead.

Hu­bers may have pro­claimed she had Mensa-level ca­pa­bil­i­ties but de­tec­tives saw through her story.

“Did she shed any tears? No, it was more like a quick burst of ‘I don’t know how to ex­plain it,’ al­most like she was try­ing to cry but then stopped all of a sud­den,” Lieut. Det. David For­nash said.

“No tears were ever seen by me," he added.

Hu­bers told fel­low jail­birds Pos­ton was “evil” and reg­u­larly bat­tered her. She killed him in self-de­fence.

His friends and fam­ily painted a dif­fer­ent pic­ture.

The pretty young brunette was ob­sessed, some­times tex­ting Pos­ton as many as 75 times in an hour, show­ing up at his condo at all hours.

Pos­ton’s prob­lem was that he was too nice of a guy to kick Hu­bers to the curb. That mis­take would send him to the morgue.

Hu­bers told fel­low cons at the county jail she gave her for­mer lover “the nose job he al­ways wanted”. Af­ter that, lo­cal wags dubbed her the Nose Job Killer.

“She said she was go­ing to plead in­san­ity,” for­mer cell­mate Cisily Miller tes­ti­fied. “Then she said she was too smart be­cause she has the

IQ of Ein­stein.”

And dur­ing her in­ter­ro­ga­tion, she won­dered aloud whether any­one would marry her when they re­al­ized she was a killer.

Hu­bers’ un­do­ing was her big mouth and a co­terie of jail­house ca­naries, sev­eral of whom tes­ti­fied against her dur­ing her first trial in 2015.

“She played the vic­tim role ... she told me that his fam­ily was not the only one that lost a child. Her fam­ily lost a child too be­cause she’s here,” Donna Doo­ley tes­ti­fied.

But it emerged there were some prob­lems with her trial.

First, her lawyers wanted the trial moved be­cause of the su­per­charged at­mos­phere in New­port. And they — al­though un­aware — got some help from a no­tary who forged sig­na­tures and made up false names.

More re­cently, it was re­vealed that one of the jurors failed to in­form of­fi­cials he was an ex-con. Tsk. Tsk.

Now, she’s get­ting a re­trial. A per­fect turn of events for some­one her paramour de­scribes as “bril­liant, funny, tal­ented, com­pas­sion­ate, lov­ing” and a gal who pos­sesses an “oth­er­worldly beauty”.

Quite sen­si­bly, her le­gal team will not let Hu­bers tes­tify be­cause of her “light-hearted na­ture.”

Jury selec­tion be­gan Wed­nes­day for her sec­ond mur­der trial.

At her first trial, Hu­bers played the role of an an­gel of mercy.

“I shot him enough times to kill him,” she tes­ti­fied. “So that he wouldn’t suf­fer ... he was ly­ing there, twitch­ing and mak­ing noises.”

Hu­bers added: “So I shot him in the head.”

Shayna HU­BERS

Model Shayna HU­BERS

Unique Tay­lor

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