Taylor Schabusiness wants jurisdictional hearing in murder case
A Wisconsin woman who allegedly confessed to beheading and dismembering a meth lover is asking for a skills assessment.
Taylor Schabusiness24 years old, and his lawyer Quinn Joly filed a competency assessment motion in Brown County Circuit Court that a judge is expected to rule on this week, according to court records.
Law&Crime obtained a copy of the filing, which asks the court to order Schabusiness to “submit to an outpatient examination to determine whether [Schabusiness] is competent to proceed.
The judge will rule on the motion in a hearing on Thursday, which was just added to the docket on Monday.
Schabusiness is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and third-degree sexual assault.
These charges all relate to the death of a 25-year-old man Shad Thyrion.
Schabusiness is also charged with two counts of probation violations.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Brown County Circuit Court, Schabusiness admitted to killing Thyrion and expressed pleasure in sexually abusing his corpse before dismembering it with a bread knife.
Schabusiness also reportedly responded to a question about choking the victim to death with a chain by stating, “Yeah, I liked that.”
The question now is whether a jury will ever hear Schabusiness’s comments to the police.
Green Bay Police Department officers had to search for the victim’s scattered body parts, which Schabusiness reportedly found amusement based on his alleged comments to police.
“Schabusiness replied that the police will have fun trying to find all the organs,” the assistant Brown County prosecutor wrote. Caleb Saunders.
Authorities alleged that the victim’s head and a “male organ” were in a plastic container in the basement of his mother’s home. His legs were in a slow cooker behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle Schabusiness was driving, they added. According to the complaint, the rest of the body she placed in various bags she found in the basement.
A judge set Schabusiness’ bail at $2 million in a preliminary hearing. Schabusiness appeared virtually from the Brown County Jail.
Married mother-of-one remains behind bars.
In addition to the alleged crimes detailed in the complaint, it was also revealed during her hearing that Schabusiness had removed an ankle monitor she had been ordered to wear in earlier proceedings related to another case.
Schabusiness was reportedly on probation at the time of Thyrion’s death. Court records show she entered a plea of no contest to fleeing or attempting to evade police and resisting or obstructing an officer in at least one prior case.
Her sentencing in that case had to be delayed when she failed to appear in court on September 28, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for her arrest, according to an online court filing. The filing indicates that the warrant was canceled on October 26, 2021, when Schabusiness appeared in court with his attorney.
Law&Crime contacted Jolly and the defense attorney Heather Richmondbut none responded to requests for comment.
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