Shayna Hubers has been convicted for a second time in connection with killing her boyfriend.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Ohio woman was arrested on suspicion of murdering her boyfriend in the 2012 shooting that she later claimed was self-defense.
She reportedly joked to her cellmate at one point following a 2015 conviction that she gave Ryan Poston “the nose job he always wanted.”
According to WLWT, that initial verdict was overturned on evidence that one of the jurors was a felon. After five hours of deliberation, a second jury came to the same decision.
“Today we embrace justice, and yet we do not feel joy,” read a statement from the victim’s family. “It has been six long and heartbreaking years without our beloved Ryan.”
A judge instructed jurors that they could find Hubers guilty on lesser counts including reckless homicide, second-degree manslaughter and first-degree manslaughter.
An attorney for the defendant acknowledged that what was “a perfect-looking couple on the outside” had deeply hidden issues.
But David Eldridge argued that the prosecution’s stated motive that Hubers was a jilted lover did not hold water given the fact that the couple had split up on multiple previous occasions.
Among the evidence prosecutors presented was video evidence from her questioning hours after the shooting in which Hubers appeared to be gleefully admitting that she killed Poston.
“I did it, yes,” the then-suspect can be heard saying in the footage. “I did it. I can’t believe I did that.”
At one point after presenting evidence in the trial, commonwealth attorney Michelle Snodgrass said she could not think of anything that “could sound more malicious than that.”