Wisconsin murder and dismemberment suspect Taylor Schabusiness is guilty of homicide, as damning evidence of wilulness emerged
Schabusiness, 25, of Green Bay is guilty of homicide, third degree sexual abuse, and mutilating the corpse of Shad Thyrion, 24, in mom’s basement in February 2022
The married mother-of-one was on trial for killing a man while having sex and dismembered him before stashing the body parts in different locations in the victim’s house, as well as her van parked near the home
She was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree sexual assault
New video played in court showed Schabusiness revealing disturbing details
She’s shown describing in graphic detail how she dismembered and sexually assaulted Thyrion at the same time in meth-fueled attack
Schabusiness could be seen laughing as the video was played for jurors
Taylor Schabusiness, [photo], 25, was found guilty Wednesday of homicide, third-degree sexual abuse and mutilating the corpse of killing of Shad Thyrion, in February 2022
A Wisconsin woman found guilty of killing and dismembering an ex-boyfriend and scattering his body parts was seen laughing in court as jurors were shown new video where she revealed in graphic detail how she played with his corpse.
The 25-year-old woman from Green Bay was arrested after she allegedly killed a man while having sex and dismembered him before stashing the body parts indifferent locations in the victim’s house and some in her van parked near the home.
Married mother-of-one Taylor Schabusiness gave disturbing details in the police interrogation video about choking her ex-boyfriend Shad Thyrion, 24, to death, and how much she liked it. She also revealed that her lover’s head was allegedly the ‘first thing I took off.’
‘I was sucking and cutting at the same time,’ Schabusiness said in the video, Law&Crime reported. ‘I liked it. I didn’t know what to do.’
The trial for Taylor Schabusiness [photo], from Wisconsin, now moves into a second phase to determine whether Schabusiness was mentally ill and should be sent to a mental institution or should go to prison
The Brown County jury deliberated less than an hour before convicting Schabusiness of homicide, third-degree sexual abuse and mutilating a corpse in the February 2022 killing of Thyrion.
The trial now moves into a second phase to determine whether Schabusiness was mentally ill and should be sent to a mental institution or should go to prison.
Schabusiness gave disturbing details in the police interrogation video about choking her ex-boyfriend Shad Thyrion, 24, to death, and how much she liked it
Authorities say Schabusiness strangled Thyrion at the Green Bay home he shared with his mother, sexually abused him and dismembered his body, leaving parts of it throughout the house and in a vehicle.
Thyrion’s severed head and penis were found by his mother in a bucket in the basement of her home.
Green Bay Police Department Detective David Graf testified Wednesday that Schabusiness had allegedly confessed to cuddling with her former boyfriend’s headless corpse after the killing.
‘She described how she had sexual contact with the body in terms of playing with his penis,’ Graf testified.
‘Also, she described that she had a dildo that she placed into his mouth … And that she had also cuddled the body.’
Shad Thyrion’s penis was found in the same bucket as his head while other body parts were found in a variety of bags in the basement including plastic shopping bags
Evil or insane: Taylor Schabusiness, [photo], in a mugshot last year, is accused of decapitating her lover Shad Thyrion after choking him during drug-fueled sex. She admitted they had been doing drugs, including smoking methamphetamine, earlier in the day
Body camera footage shown in court on Monday reveled the moment cops found Thyrion’s head and penis in a blue bucket covered with a towel
This footage from police bodycam showing the moment responding officers found the victim’s severed head was shown to the jury
In his closing argument, Brown County District Attorney David Lasee called the case ‘bizarre.’
‘This is strange. This is unnatural – but in no way is it unclear,’ Lasee said.
‘She did cause Shad Thyrion´s death.’
Defense attorney Christopher Froelich said the case was ‘a puzzling, unclear collection of facts.’
‘Was this an accidental death? Was there intent to kill Shad Thyrion? It’s foggy, it’s cloudy, it’s hard to figure out,’ Froelich said.
Schabusiness is accused of taking advantage of Thyrion during rough sex and choking him to death with a chain. She then allegedly had sex with his corpse before dismembering him and leaving his body parts in various places.
His head and what police have described as a ‘male organ’ were left for his mother Tara Pakanich, and her boyfriend, Steve Hendricks, to find.
Schabusiness is accused of taking advantage of Thyrion during rough sex, choking him to death with a chain. She then allegedly had sex with his corpse before dismembering him in his mother’s basement
Authorities say she strangled Thyrion at the Green Bay home he shared with his mother, sexually abused him and dismembered his body, leaving parts of it throughout the house
His upper torso was found in a storage tote with a carving knife and several internal organs.
Hendricks called 911 that night and told the dispatcher that his girlfriend ‘swears that she found the severed head of her son in the basement.’
Body cam footage that was shown in court on Monday shows Pakanich telling police something about a ‘severed head’ and points to the basement of their home.
‘I opened the towel,’ Hendricks is heard telling police. ‘I picked up the towel and dropped it because I don’t know what the f*** it is, man. I have bad vision and she’s like: ‘Is that what I think it is?’ I don’t f****** know.’
Thyrion‘s upper torso was found in a storage tote with a carving knife and several internal organs
After decapitating her lover, Taylor Schabusiness dismembered and stuffed body parts in plastic bags that she left in the basement of the home Thyrion shared with his mother
This bloody carving knife was stored with the victim’s upper torso in a tote bag
Murder weapon: Schabusiness said Thyrion himself put his chain around his own neck as strangulation was something they had used during intercourse on past occasions
One of the responding Green Bay officers took the stand on Monday and described what happened when they arrived on the scene.
‘I went downstairs. At the bottom of the stairs, to the right, there was a green bucket with a shower towel on top of it,’ Officer Alex Wanish testified. ‘Just to verify we had an actual head in the bucket, lifted the towel off and there was in fact a human head severed head in the bucket.’
Police found Thyrion’s severed head along with his penis in the bucket.
‘If we could get more units sooner rather than later that would be appreciated,’ the officer said. ‘We’ve got quite a bit of blood down here.’
Other body parts were found in various bags in the basement including plastic shopping bags. His upper torso was found in a storage tote along with a carving knife and several internal organs.
The victim’s mother told Green Bay police that she found a plastic bucket on the floor near the basement stairs, ‘after removing a blanket covering the top of the bucket, she discovered a human head ‘
The victim’s mother Tara Pakinich called cops to her home in Green Bay shortly after 3am. She said she was woken at the time by the storm door slamming and the sound of a vehicle driving away. Schabusiness told detectives that she had planned to take all the body parts with her when she left in her minivan, but that she had ‘got lazy’ and was ill-prepared because the murder was random and not planned.
Police records show Pakinich called authorities to her home in Green Bay shortly after 3am, and she revealed that she was woken at the time by the storm door slamming and the sound of a vehicle driving away.
Cops found the suspect with blood still on her sweatshirt and pants, scratches on her arms, a cut on her left thumb and what appeared to be blood on her hands. She told them she hadn’t meant to kill her lover, but as she was choking him, she liked it and going
She then noticed that the basement light was on and went to see if her son was there, assuming that it was Schabusiness, with whom Thyrion had spent the day, that she had heard leaving.
Criminal complaint filings said that after the victim’s mother didn’t see anyone in the basement, she spotted a bucket at the bottom of the stairs after turning to leave.
After removing a blanket covering the top of the bucket, she ‘discovered the head of the victim’, according to the court documents.
Multiple knives were recovered from the murder scene including these two that prosecutors showed the jury on Monday
This blood soaked mattress was part of the gory scene cops met after Tara Pakinich called authorities to her home in Green Bay shortly after 3am, on a February morning, last year
Arriving on the scene, Green Bay Police Officer Alex Wanish reported how he had ‘observed the plastic bucket on the floor…[with] a shower/beach towel over the bucket.’ The officer ‘lifted the towel and observed a human head inside the bucket.’
He also noted ‘what appeared to be dried blood on a nearby mattress.’
Law enforcement quickly caught up to Schabusiness after the find, and she was discovered while still with blood on her sweatshirt and sweatpants, alongside scratches on her arms, a cut on her left thumb and what appeared to be blood on her hands.
When questioned over the incident, Schabusiness, who has a husband and recently became mother to a son, admitted that she and Thyrion had been doing drugs – including smoking methamphetamine – earlier in the day.
Schabusiness said she had also shot herself and Thyrion up with Trazadone, a powerful sedative. Police recovered evidence of drug-taking, including a glass pipe and bag containing light colored powder, from the scene.
Schabusiness initially claimed to have blacked out during the attack, and when asked about why the head was in a bucket, she responded ‘that is pretty f****d up’.
She allegedly went on to tell police that as she and Thyrion were about to have sex, he had produced two metal chains, one for him and one for her.
She said he put his chain around his own neck as strangulation was something they had used during intercourse before.
Schabusiness who is married to Warren Schabusiness [right], with whom she shares a son, initially claimed she blacked out during the attack, and when asked about why the head was in a bucket, she responded ‘that is pretty f****d up’
Green Bay police remove human and material evidence after the murder of Shad Thyrion, from his mother’s home
But she then shocked investigators with her next comment, as she blurted out ‘Damn the head. I can’t believe I left the head though.’
According to the complaint filing, she then told officers they were ‘going to have fun trying to find all of the organs as she had dismembered the body.’
Remaining calm, Schabusiness allegedly told detectives that after Thyrion put the chain around his neck — which she compared to a dog choke collar — she just went ‘crazy’ strangling him.
She said that she could feel his heart beating, ‘so she kept pulling and choking him harder,’ claiming that he would not die as he just kept ‘rebuilding into muscle.’
The trial of married Wisconsin woman, Taylor Schabusiness, accused of for killing and dismembering her lover took several unforeseen turns. After she attacked her defense attorney, Quinn Jolly, in court on February 14, she was removed for psychiatric evaluation
Schabusiness during a live session at the Brown County courtroom in February, violently assaulted her own defense lawyer and had to be removed from the courtroom
Schabusiness returns to a Brown County courtroom in February, where she violently assaulted her own defense lawyer
Schabusiness was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree sexual assault.
Following her arrest, Schabusiness had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf by the court and a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity entered by her former attorney.
In February, Schabusiness attacked her previous attorney during a hearing before a deputy wrestled her to the courtroom floor and was ordered to undergo evaluation. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh ruled in March that Schabusiness was competent to stand trial.