10/18/2012 03:59 pm ET

Shayna Hubers, Accused Murderer, Had 'Bad Taste In Men', Lawyer Says

A Kentucky woman accused of murdering her boyfriend over the weekend claims she acted in self defense -- and her lawyer says her only crime is dating the the wrong man.

Shayna Hubers, 21, allegedly shot 29-year-old Ryan Poston multiple times at his apartment in Highland Heights, Ohio, WKYT reports.

Police say she called 911 at about 9 p.m. on Friday to report that she had shot the man 15 minutes earlier and that he had stopped breathing.

Hubers' lawyer has asserted that his client acted in self-defense. "The only thing she did wrong was having bad taste in men," he said, according to WKRC.

The lawyer's statement has been met with backlash from Poston's family.

"Please keep in mind that the real victim in this tragedy is Ryan Poston," the family released in a statement Wednesday, "not the woman who shot him multiple times. Anyone who ever knew Ryan knows her claims of self-defense are absurd."

Poston, a lawyer, and Hubers, a former University of Kentucky student, had been dating at least a year. Those who knew the couple have described their relationship as "off and on" and "tumultuous," according to

Postin was a lawyer who had launched his own practice in May, focusing on personal injury cases.

Hubers, a former University of Kentucky student, has remained jailed since the incident. Her bond is currently set to $5 million, according to the Kentucky Post.

Her friends say they are shocked by the incident. "She was quiet, she was always smarter than we were," a former high school classmate told WKYT. "She's a sweet girl."