CRIME HUNTER Jealous killer thought she was Einstein
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.”
Model Shayna HUBERS