Green Bay, Wisconsin: A 24-year-old married mother of one, Taylor Schabusiness, was on probation at the time she is believed to have strangled and dismembered 25-year-old Shad Thyrion while on methamphetamine on February 23, 2022.
She remains behind bars at the Brown County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.
Schabusiness has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree sexual assault.
On Monday, March 14, Schabusiness and her attorney, Quinn Jolly entered a motion seeking an out-patient competency evaluation. The judge is expected to rule on that motion during a scheduled hearing on March 17 at 11:30 am.
During the early morning hours of February 23, Shad's mother reported to law enforcement that she heard the storm door to the basement slam which woke her from her sleep. She said that she went down to the basement to investigate after seeing a light on and discovered her son's severed head in a bucket.
Law enforcement learned from the mother that Schabusiness may have been the last person to see her son alive as she was aware that they had been together in the basement the day before, but she had been out of the house part of the day.
Officers made contact with Schabusiness and observed dried blood on her clothing.
In searching her vehicle, officers located a crockpot box behind a seat which contained "additional human body parts including legs."
When asked by police what had happened, Schabusiness told them, "That's a good question" before elaborating. According to the criminal complaint, she told officers that she had spent the day with Shad smoking methamphetamine.
At his mother's home, they engaged in sexual activity involving chains and strangulation which they had done in the past. Schabusiness allegedly told officers that she "blacked out" during part of it, but also stated that she went "crazy" and determined she may as well continue to choke him because she was 'already this far.'
Schabusiness further told officers that she had not planned to kill Shad, but that she had really enjoyed choking him, and even seemed to derive some pleasure from the hunt that she knew police would have to conduct in order to find his body parts.
"Schabusiness responded that police were going to have fun trying to find all of the organs as she dismembered the body. Schabusiness stated all of the body parts should be in the basement. Schabusiness stated there should be a foot or leg in the minivan," according to the criminal complaint.
Also disclosed in the criminal complaint, Schabusiness reportedly told investigators that she had utilized knives she found in the kitchen of the home to conduct the dismemberment, and that she had intended to take the body parts with her but got "paranoid and lazy" and instead, ferreted the parts into bags and containers she found in the basement.