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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fort Thomas Woman Convicted of Forgery in Connection with Hubers Trial Sentenced

A Fort Thomas woman convicted of forging signatures on a petition filed in a Campbell County murder trial has been sentenced.

Brittany Young, 32, was charged with 28 counts of forgery after prosecutors said she forged signatures on a petition asking the Campbell County Circuit Court to grant a change of venue in Shayna Hubers' trial. On the Kentucky Secretary of State filings, Young is listed as secretary of Northern Kentucky Investigative Services, located in Taylor Mill.

Young, who pleaded guilty last month, will serve 30 days in jail, 150 days home detention and 5 years of probation.

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Campbell County prosecutor Michelle Snodgrass, filed a motion in June that signatures on affidavits were "strikingly similar," to one another and noted that she believed the affidavits were forged.

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David M. Eldridge and Jeffrey A. Lawson, counsel for Hubers, withdrew the petition in light of the wrongdoing and claimed they had nothing to do with forgery. Lawson told Fort Thomas Matters that it's routine for attorneys to hire an investigative firm to do that work.

"It's commonplace to hire an investigative firm to talk to people in the community to see if they feel that we are making a correct argument," he said. "Our agreement with (Northern Kentucky Investigative Services) was to drive around, talk to people in the community and collect signatures. That was it." 

Hubers was convicted of murder in the 2012 death of her boyfriend Ryan Poston but the conviction was overturned earlier this year when it was discovered that one of the jurors was a convicted felon.

Poston was shot to death in his Highland Heights apartment. In her previous trial, Hubers did not deny killing Poston, but said she shot him in self-defense after he was violent with her.

Hubers' new trial is set to start January 16.

PHOTO: Campbell County Courthouse. FTM file. 

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