Taylor Schabusiness from Green Bay, Wisconsin, sentenced to life without parole for murder, additional ten and half years for sexual abuse of copse at the Brown County Court
Schabusiness, 25, was sentenced after being found guilty of mutilating her lover Shad Thyrion after his death in the basement of his home in Green Bay on Feb 24, 2022
She was found guilty of homicide, third-degree sexual abuse and mutilating corpse in July. will die in jail for killing man during sex and dismembering him
The judge who discountenanced requests for supervised incarceration and possible parole said ‘The public needs protection,’ from the unrepentant convict and sent her to jail for life
Schabusiness who is married and a new mom, strangled her ex Thyrion, 24, with a chain as they had intercourse in at his home in Feb 2022
Video played at trial shows killer describing in graphic detail how she dismembered and sexually assaulted Thyrion at the same time in meth-fueled attack
She had laughed and smiled throughout the trial as she bragged about the disturbing details of the murder
The killer who on a previous court appearance viciously attacked her defense attorney in the courtroom, appeared for sentencing shackled in cuffs by her waist, still laughing
Taylor Schabusiness, 25, was sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering her ex-boyfriend in a meth-fueled attack while the were having sex. During sentencing, the married mother-of-one appeared to smile beneath the large white mask, wearing a prison-issued orange jumpsuit with handcuffs around her wrists.
An unrepentant married Green Bay woman who killed and dismembered her ex-boyfriend in a meth-fueled attack last year February has been sentenced to life without parole for the gruesome slaying.
Taylor Schabusiness, 25, appeared to smile beneath a large white spit mask as she appeared in Brown County Circuit Court in a prison-issued orange jumpsuit with handcuffs around her wrists.
Judge Thomas Walsh handed her the life sentence for the murder of Shad Thyrion, 24, who she choked with a chain in February 2022 before beheading him and chopping up his body.
She was found guilty of homicide, third-degree sexual abuse and mutilating corpse in July.
On Tuesday Judge Walsh ruled that Schabusiness, who laughed and smiled throughout her murder trial as she bragged about the disturbing details of the macabre slaying, was a risk to the public and sent her to prison for life without extended supervision for murder.
‘The public needs protection.’
‘This crime offends human decency; it offends human dignity; and it offends the human community,’ Judge Walsh told Schabusiness at sentencing.
She got an additional ten and a half years for mutilation of a corpse and sexual assault.
Schabusiness refused to address the court, and repeatedly shook her head and pulled faces as the judge described her heinous crimes.
The victim’s enraged uncle, Kelly Thyrion, in his victim’s impact statement addressed urged Judge Walsh him to refuse her parole.
‘After Judge Walsh sentences you today, I will pray that you meet the same fate as your idol Jeffrey Dahmer,’ he said. ‘So have a great life S***business’.
Schabusiness will serve a life sentence in prison without parole for killing and dismembering her ex-boyfriend Shad Thyrion [photo]. His 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 in his mother’s basement
He added: ‘I don’t see no reason why you should have parole. You did the most cowardly, weakest thing possible.’
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was handed 15 consecutive life sentences in jail, but only served two before he was beaten to death by fellow inmate Charles Sarver.
Thyrion’s father, Michael, told his son’s killer that he forgave her and asked the judge to give her ‘a chance’, despite her drug-fueled rampage.
He said: ‘I forgive you, and I’m going to ask the judge if you can see the streets again sometime. I believe that everybody makes bad choices – maybe not on this scale.
‘I think there is a lot of hope for you to be a better person, and I think you will do great things yet. I wish you no harm and I hope things to well for you.’
Judge T. Walsh sentenced Schabusiness to life for the murder of Shad Thyrion, 24, who she choked with a chain on Feb 24, 2022, before beheading him and chopping up his body. She laughed and smiled throughout the trial as she bragged about the disturbing details of the murder
Schabusiness [photo], who is married and just had a son, killed her ex-boyfriend Shad Thyrion, in his mother’s basement on February 24, 2022 after a day of drug fueled sex. She told the court that she ‘liked’ the killing and enjoyed cutting her lover’s head off
Despite her defense team arguing she was addled by years of drug abuse and trauma, Judge Walsh felt that Schabusiness was a threat to the public.
‘In a place where this kind of offense, kind of actions, kind of crime, is possible, with no advanced warning signs – absolutely anything is possible,’ the judge said. ‘The public needs protection.’
He added: ‘This crime offends human decency; it offends human dignity; and it offends the human community.
Body cam footage shown in court during the trial showed Tara Pakanich, the mother of Shad Thyrion [photo], telling police something about a ‘severed head’ and pointed to the basement of their home
‘When life is taken from a person in the fashion that it was in this case – where the victim’s remains are cut up and packaged in containers – it’s difficult to identify a human nature in those activities. It really is. It’s very troubling.
‘These actions are foreign to all of that community. And they shock the community beyond the ability to adequately express in words. That’s the gravity of the offense.
‘That is the gravity of this offense. There aren’t superlatives for it. There aren’t really words for it. You can get a sense of it. You can get a sense of it and a feel for it.’
Murder weapon: Schabusiness told the court that Thyrion put his chain [image], around his own neck as strangulation was something they had used during intercourse before. ultimately she used it as a murder weapon, a process she admitted that she enjoyed
Schabusiness strangled Thyrion in the basement of the Green Bay, Wisconsin, home that he shared with his mother. After the murder she sexually abused the copse before dismembering his body, leaving the parts throughout the house
Photos of several knives found at the crime scene were shown to the jury. Trial ended in July and Schabusiness was found guilty on all counts related to murder, sexual abuse of copse and tampering with evidence
Schabusiness who is from Green Bay, Wisconsin like her victim, laughed at footage of herself talking about how she choked Thyrion with a chain as they had sex before mutilating his corpse, sequel to her conviction for homicide, third-degree sexual abuse and mutilation of corpse in July.
She killed Thyrion in his mother’s basement, telling the court that she ‘liked’ the killing and enjoyed cutting her lover’s head off.
‘I was sucking and cutting at the same time,’ Schabusiness said in the video. ‘I liked it. I didn’t know what to do.’
Schabusiness told officers in an interview that she had injected herself and Thyrion with Trazodone, a powerful sedative
Her grandmother, Esther Coronado, issued a plea in court that Schabusiness should be given parole and extended supervision before being sentenced by Judge Thomas Walsh.
‘I know that she committed a crime and they want her to pay for it,’ Coronado told the hearing.
‘But I believe she should have the opportunity to come back to society one time and be with her son.’
The Brown County jury deliberated less than an hour before convicting Schabusiness, who scattered his body parts at the home he shared with his mother and in a vehicle.
At a pre-trial hearing, a jury had ruled that the accused was responsible for the murder of Thyrion and was not suffering from mental illness at the time of the incident.
Her father told the jury during the trial that her mother died in her sleep, and the death took a toll on everyone in the family, with a psychology’s claiming that she was not competent to stand trial.
Defense expert witness, Dr Diane Lytton added that she felt Schabusiness was psychotic and had visual and auditory hallucinations.
The jury disagreed and ruled that she should be sent to prison instead of a secure facility.
Other body parts were found in bags in the basement of his mother’s home, including plastic shopping bags
Green Bay Police Officer Alex Wanish reported how he found a plastic bucket on the floor. The officer ‘lifted the towel and observed a human head inside the bucket
Thyrion’s severed head and penis were found by his mother, Tara Pakanich, and her boyfriend, Steve Hendricks, in a bucket in the basement of her home.
Other body parts were found in various bags in the basement as officers searched the property, including plastic shopping bags.
His upper torso was found in a storage tote along with a carving knife and several internal organs, with Schabusiness telling cops that she had planned to take the body parts with her.
Hendricks called 911 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 during the trial showed Pakanich telling police something about a ‘severed head’ and pointed 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.’
Schabusiness said she ‘got lazy’ after dismembering her lover and intended to take his body parts with her in her minivan
His upper torso was found in a storage tote with a carving knife and several internal organs in the basement
Schabusiness said she ‘got lazy’ after dismembering her lover and intended to take his body parts with her in her minivan.
However, she claims that she was ill-prepared to dispose of the corpse because the murder was random and not planned.
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,’ and also noted ‘what appeared to be dried blood on a nearby mattress.’
Officers found Schabusiness, still covered in blood moments later, with scratches on her arm and a cut on her left thumb from the knife she used to dismember Thyrion.
Schabusiness, who is married to a convicted felon and recently became a mother to a son, admitted that she and Thyrion had been doing drugs – including smoking methamphetamine – earlier in the day.
She told officers in an interview that she had injected herself and Thyrion with Trazodone, a powerful sedative.
Showing no sign of remorse, Schabusiness recanted her initial denials and was forthcoming with the disturbing details about choking her ex-boyfriend Shad Thyrion, to death, and how much she liked it, in the police interrogation video
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
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’
The deranged killer conducted the death and dismemberment on this blood soaked mattress in the victim’s home. 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 court heard
Green Bay Police Department Detective David Graf told the court that the twisted murderer told officers that she cuddled Thyrion’s headless corpse after the killing
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
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 told police that she and Thyrion had been going to have sex and that he had produced two metal chains, one for him and one for her.
Schabusiness who has a husband, Warren [photo], and recently became a mother to son, Mateo, admitted that she knew Thyrion
The killer claims that he put his chain around his own neck as strangulation was something they had used during intercourse before.
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.’
Taylor Schabusiness attacks her lawyer in courtroom in February during her murder trial
Remaining calm, Schabusiness 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.’
Green Bay Police Department Detective David Graf told the court that the twisted murderer told officers that she cuddled Thyrion’s headless corpse after the killing.
He said: ‘She described how she had sexual contact with the body in terms of playing with his penis.
While the murder trial was ongoing Taylor Schabusiness, 25, is seen attacking her attorney, Quinn Jolly, [photo],in the courtroom on February 14, 2023
Following her brutal courtroom attack on her own defense attorney, three sheriff’s deputies eventually brought the defendant under control and sat her against a door before she was escorted back to jail
Defense attorney Quinn Jolly [sitting in court with Schabusiness], quit the case in Feb after his client violently attacked him in court
‘Also, she described that she had a dildo that she placed into his mouth … And that she had also cuddled the body.’
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.
Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh ruled in March that Schabusiness was competent to stand trial. Among the bizarre revelations at trial was when Brown County District Attorney David Lasee who called the case ‘bizarre’, told the jury that Schabusiness also had sex with the corpse.
In February, Schabusiness attacked her previous defense counsel, Wisconsin attorney Quinn Jolly, during a hearing before a deputy wrestled her to the courtroom floor and she was escorted back to jail. Jolly quit her case after the violent attack.