Thursday, May 10, 2018

Shayna Hubers Requests Marriage License with Fellow Inmate


Shayna Hubers has petitioned the Campbell County Clerk's office for a marriage license, so that she can marry fellow inmate, Richard Devon McBee Jr., who is currently in jail on a Robbery charge.

The letter, written on May 2, states that she does not want a tradition wedding and authorizes the clerk's office to finalize this marriage request.

The letter also states that her attorneys have been notified of the request in case that she or her husband are retaliated against for exercising her right to marry.

McBee, which is her legal name, was the subject of a lengthy article in The Colorado Independent, detailing her gender identity issues. In an 89-page handwritten letter to a journalist there, she chronicles her life of being taunted, humiliated, tricked, raped, tortured, self-mutilated, medically and legally disregarded and pin-balled between six different all-male U.S. penitentiaries as a transgender woman.

Hubers, now 26, was convicted of killing 29-year-old Ryan Poston in his Highland Heights apartment. The two dated off and on for a year and a half. Prosecutors say Hubers shot Poston because he wanted to end the relationship. She said she shot him in self-defense.

Hubers was found guilty of murder in 2015 and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but a judge threw out the conviction after it was found a juror should not have been permitted to serve on the case.

Hubers is awaiting a retrial in Campbell County. 

Her attorneys want to be able to challenge more potential jurors during the selection process and for potential jurors to be able to fill out questionnaires at home. They argued their motions Tuesday in Campbell County Circuit Court.

Judge Daniel Zalla is overseeing the retrial after being appointed to the seat following Judge Fred A. Stine's retirement. 

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