A former Miss USA contestant finds herself at the center of a sensational murder trial making headlines around the nation.
Former Miss Ohio Audrey Bolte had a date with a handsome Ryan Poston, a 29-year-old lawyer.
But prosecutors say that on the night of their hot date, Poston’s longtime girlfriend shot him six times in a jealous rage.
The former Miss Ohio was called to the stand this week and testified she was looking forward to her date with Poston, but he didn’t turn up.
Audrey was second runner up in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. You may recall she made a famous gaffe, saying Julia Roberts character in Pretty Woman, a prostitute, was a good role model for young women.
“A wonderful, beautiful woman, Julia Roberts! And she was having a rough time but you know what, she came out on top and she didn’t let anybody stand in her path!” Bolte explained in the pageant.
Twenty-four-year-old Shayna Hubers, on trial for murder, is being called the new Jodi Arias. Like Arias, she claimed her boyfriend was violent and she shot him in self-defense.
Legal analyst Beth Karas told INSIDE EDITION, “There are some interesting parallels with Jodi Arias. Both are young, beautiful women without criminal histories, presumably. They both were obsessed with another man, obsessed to the point where the men, Travis Alexander and Ryan Poston, are trying to break it off. They’re like ‘No. Basically, if I can’t have you, no one will.'”
The dead man told his stepfather he was worried about how Hubers would react when he told her about his date with Miss Ohio.
Hubers, a former honors student, callously told police about shooting her boyfriend in the face, saying “I gave him his nose job.”
Police also found texts from Hubers. One said: “I want to shoot and kill him and play like it’s an accident.” And “love has turned to hate.”
Sources: http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/10276-miss-usa-runner-up-audrey-bolte-key-witness-at-a-murder-trial, The Young Turks channel on Youtube, Zimbio.com, Miss USA site