anonymous

Louisville, KY

#330 Oct 18, 2012
fyi wrote:
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Not that this makes a huge difference. What Shayna did was CRAZY and unforgivable, but she also had a bright future that she has thrown away. She graduated from UK with a Bachelors in Psychology, ironicly, in May. And I believe she wasn't done with school. I spoke to her over a year ago and don't remember specifically what she said her plans were, but I remember being impressed.
she is/was in grad school at eastern for counseling psychology

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#331 Oct 18, 2012
witnesses wrote:
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That's what public forums are supposed to be about - speculation, opinion, discussion.
You should run for president you are soooo WISE

Since: Oct 12

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#332 Oct 18, 2012
fyi wrote:
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Not that this makes a huge difference. What Shayna did was CRAZY and unforgivable, but she also had a bright future that she has thrown away. She graduated from UK with a Bachelors in Psychology, ironicly, in May. And I believe she wasn't done with school. I spoke to her over a year ago and don't remember specifically what she said her plans were, but I remember being impressed.
She graduated undergrad in 3 years and was pursuing her masters to date
anon

Louisville, KY

#333 Oct 18, 2012
Law Firm Employee wrote:
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Don't "claim" but do work at a law firm. I'm not saying its not stressful just saying if you're so depressed, stressed, and manic I've been blessed to work with great supportive people. I find it intriguing that you're in fact boasting about the ratio. I was asking for information not accusing that it wasn't true.
Boasting?! It's devastating and my heart is broken for the 8 attorneys we have lost to suicide this year and now for Mr. Poston's family. Most people in the legal community are already aware of the risk of substance abuse, depression and suicide... there were statements made on here that were completely false, I was simply sharing my own knowledge and experience.
Just Asking

Indianapolis, IN

#335 Oct 18, 2012
Some topix posters are claiming that Ryan suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. Shayna did tell the police she "put him out of his misery." Could this murder be an assisted suicide or a Romeo & Juliet deal where Shayna doesn't commit suicide in the end ?
Would you be suprised if she used the assisted suicide defense @ trial instead of a weak self defense claim ? She is a desperate girl looking @ life in prison and will do whatever it takes for her innocence !!!
just a thought

Louisville, KY

#336 Oct 18, 2012
KnewHerThruFriendsAtUK wrote:
Those of you saying she didnt do it in self defense based on her shooting him in the face and then again in the chest while on the ground shaking...well the fact she told the police she put him out of his misery shows them (and in future the jury) she cared for him (as cruel and unusual as that sounds). The fact she waited 15 minutes to call 911 has no significance in this case because we all stop, observe, react...when in a bad situation that our minds must adjust to. What did she do in that 15mins? who knows, but I know I would check his body for vital signs etc....
Couldn't agree more with you. There are so many unknowns. I imagine if I loved someone I wouldn't want to see them suffer either. As bad as the whole thing sounds if one of my family members or loved ones was dying I wouldn't want to watch them suffer. If my father had cancer and couldn't bear it anymore then call me kevorkian. I guess I am weird but if I even run over an animal and its not completely dead I feel like I need to run over it again so it doesn't suffer. maybe not the best example. But her story is honest, she didn't need to tell the cops those details and she did. If she hated him and wanted to murder him I think she wouldn't have "put him out of his misery." she would have probably wanted to see him suffer. anyone understanding any biology would know that if shot in the head he may be completely brain dead but still "convulsing" from random neuron fires or the thalmus kicking in. She was a bio background and understood even though he was "twitching" he was not coming back, and she didn't want to see him suffer. There are too many unknowns, just a thought. From someone that truly appreciates life for all that it is I would hope someone did me in quick. RIP RYAN
Truth

Indianapolis, IN

#337 Oct 18, 2012
She's a murderer. The evidence demonstrates a cold, calculating murder. There is not even a scintilla of evidence of justification. She deserves nothing less than to rot her life away in prison or the death penalty. His family should decide what they'd rather see.
Outside Looking In

Cincinnati, OH

#338 Oct 18, 2012
This is a typical case of fatal attraction. I did not know this girl nor the victim Ryan but I was quite impressed in reading about his helping the less fortune who can't afford to pay $250 an hour in legal fees. You don't find many like him in today's society. May God lift the family up and keep them strong in knowing they will see him again.
Stay Blessed.
CloseFriend

United States

#339 Oct 18, 2012
She called her mother in that 15 minutes. I know this for a fact because that is inadvertently how I found out, before media did. I have no doubt this will be brought up in court when they look at her phone records.
crazy but please read

Louisville, KY

#340 Oct 18, 2012
PLEASE READ and really think about this! I am not defending her, simply sharing an experience. Has anyone on here killed an animal before? I AM NOT A HUNTER, the first time hunting was my last. I shot the deer in the head and it didn't immediately die (stay with me here). I felt so bad that it had to suffer. I came up to it and it was on the ground shaking, I couldn't undo what I did as much as I wish I could take that shot back. At the time I felt terrible that the first shot didn't kill it, so out of panic I shot multiple more rounds to make sure it was dead. I couldn't undo the first shot, and I couldn't watch it suffer. So I did at that moment, what I needed to do, to stop the suffering. Afterwards as its body became still and lifeless I sat next to the animal in shock of what happened for many minutes, probably longer than 15 just taking in what just happened. As corny as it sounds I thought about the deers life, if it had brothers and sisters, where it came from and where it is going. I wondered if it had a spirit and if it was free now, how precious its life was, many different thoughts. I have never hunted since, taking that life was hard but knowing that it suffered was even harder for me to deal with.
Someone Who Cares

Cincinnati, OH

#341 Oct 18, 2012
What a tremendous shock to learn of this extremely talented young man's life ending in such a tragic manner. I am confident that the truth will come out and that justice will be served.
RIP Ryan.
JuJu

Sioux Falls, SD

#342 Oct 18, 2012
Right off the bat, I will say this may be speculation but...Has anyone else wondered if maybe the neighbors heard her crying on the balcony AFTER the murder and just got their timeline confused? I have to wonder about the credibility of people who "heard a shot, a body fall to the floor, and more shots" and didn't immediately call 911. I can envision a scenario where she shot him in a fit of rage and then called crying to her mommy about what a poor victim she is, asking what her next move should be.
shocked

United States

#343 Oct 18, 2012
crazy but please read wrote:
PLEASE READ and really think about this! I am not defending her, simply sharing an experience. Has anyone on here killed an animal before? I AM NOT A HUNTER, the first time hunting was my last. I shot the deer in the head and it didn't immediately die (stay with me here). I felt so bad that it had to suffer. I came up to it and it was on the ground shaking, I couldn't undo what I did as much as I wish I could take that shot back. At the time I felt terrible that the first shot didn't kill it, so out of panic I shot multiple more rounds to make sure it was dead. I couldn't undo the first shot, and I couldn't watch it suffer. So I did at that moment, what I needed to do, to stop the suffering. Afterwards as its body became still and lifeless I sat next to the animal in shock of what happened for many minutes, probably longer than 15 just taking in what just happened. As corny as it sounds I thought about the deers life, if it had brothers and sisters, where it came from and where it is going. I wondered if it had a spirit and if it was free now, how precious its life was, many different thoughts. I have never hunted since, taking that life was hard but knowing that it suffered was even harder for me to deal with.
.

Please do not try to draw parallels between your hunting experience and the life that was lost last weekend. Your story is incredibly insensitive and insulting to Mr. Poston's friends and family.
Newsie

Covington, KY

#344 Oct 18, 2012
JuJu wrote:
Right off the bat, I will say this may be speculation but...Has anyone else wondered if maybe the neighbors heard her crying on the balcony AFTER the murder and just got their timeline confused? I have to wonder about the credibility of people who "heard a shot, a body fall to the floor, and more shots" and didn't immediately call 911. I can envision a scenario where she shot him in a fit of rage and then called crying to her mommy about what a poor victim she is, asking what her next move should be.
Yes. I wondered the same thing. How do they know they heard her crying before? As you said, why wouldnt they have called 9-1-1 if they heard shots and a body fall to the floor?
crazy but please read

Louisville, KY

#345 Oct 18, 2012
shocked wrote:
<quoted text>.
Please do not try to draw parallels between your hunting experience and the life that was lost last weekend. Your story is incredibly insensitive and insulting to Mr. Poston's friends and family.
I agree, please flag for removal if you can, I don't think I can delete it. was replying to a comment from someone about shaynas misery comment. sincerely sorry and very inappropriate
JuJu

Sioux Falls, SD

#346 Oct 18, 2012
Newsie wrote:
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Yes. I wondered the same thing. How do they know they heard her crying before? As you said, why wouldnt they have called 9-1-1 if they heard shots and a body fall to the floor?

Maybe they didn't hear shots at all, just as no other neighbors did. It would make more sense to the rational person that they may have heard the crying on the balcony, but not the actual murder. This neighbor's statement has had me wondering since it was made. I think my 5 year old would know to call 911 if he heard shots and then a body fall. Such a terrible tragedy.
Agreed

United States

#347 Oct 18, 2012
Law Firm Employee wrote:
<quoted text>Wondering where u got your intel? Have worked for a law firm for over 20 years. Worked with everyone from clerks to Managing Partner and can honestly say I've never experienced what you're describing. This young man had a bright future. You don't graduate with three degrees attend law school pass the bar by being a pill popper. All we can find about Miss Hubers is that she graduated high school. What a waste.
It's not just lawyers who suffer this. Every profession has them. I am not the original poster, but I agree. I see it in my career as well. You aren't going to 'know'. Those who suffer this won't be announcing their stresses and ways of handling them. You will see them as high producers, the best in their fields sometimes.
The original post, as stated, wasn't a knock on the victim. Just an observation. I get it. I'm sure toxicology will, or won't, redeem him in that sense.
QRS

Sarasota, FL

#348 Oct 18, 2012
Wait the new said she shot him while he was on to put him out of "her" misery...was this a misprint or a twisted quote to go along with a twisted crime
Lexington

Lexington, KY

#349 Oct 18, 2012
Newsie wrote:
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Yes. I wondered the same thing. How do they know they heard her crying before? As you said, why wouldnt they have called 9-1-1 if they heard shots and a body fall to the floor?
I have lived in that apartment complex before and I could hear almost anything that was said when I was on the balcony from the people that lived below me. It would be very easy to hear someone crying if you had your door or window open to the balcony or were out on the balcony. From what I have read it sounds as though the shots were fired about 30 minutes later, it is possible that whoever heard her crying had left their apartment or were no longer home. But for those that heard shots and a body fall and failed to view that as a complete RED FLAG and not call 9-1-1 is absolutely beyond me.
Devastated

Richmond, KY

#350 Oct 18, 2012
Whos Culpable wrote:
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From reading this forum to say that Shayna stretched the truth is a huge understatement. Do we know for a fact she graduated? If so why have the news outlets found no confirmation to this claim? I know two lives and families were ruined but people who claimed to know her should have taken steps to get her the help she so greatly needed. So tragic on all counts.
Shayna graduated in May, 2012 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Biology. She attended graduation, her name called - I was there. She graduated in three years by having numerous AP credits from high school and by attending summer school while at UK. She was attending EKU majoring in Clinical Psychology, a career which she has now destroyed beyond a doubt. Both Shayna and Ryan had bright futures.

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