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Woman Accused Of Molesting, Dismembering Dead Man While On Meth Seeks Competency Hearing

Taylor Schabusiness allegedly confessed to killing Shad Thyrion during sex, abusing his corpse, staying with his body for hours and finally dismembering it in his mother's basement.

By Jax Miller
In Ice Cold Blood: Sex Swingers and Death

A Wisconsin woman who allegedly killed a man during a violent sexual encounter and later cut his body into pieces is requesting a competency evaluation, according to court records.

Taylor Schabusiness’ attorney filed the motion with the Clerk of Circuit Court in Brown County on Thursday, according to documents obtained by Oxygen.com. The 24-year-old woman reportedly previously confessed to killing a man during sex, sexually abusing his dead body and dismembering him before leaving some of his body parts scattered around the basement of the victim’s mother’s Green Bay residence.

The man was later identified as 24-year-old Shad Thyrion, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Schabusiness was charged with first-degree murder, mutilating a corpse, third-degree sexual assault and a probation violation. Requests to Schabusiness’s attorney, Quinn T. Jolly, were not immediately returned to Oxygen.com.

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Officers with the Green Bay Police Department responded to a report of a severed head found in a bucket in a basement around 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, according to a criminal complaint.

Thyrion’s mother had made the horrific discovery after hearing what she assumed was Schabusiness leaving the home. She told investigators that she'd last seen her son alive when Schabusiness picked him up around 9:30 p.m. on Monday night but had believed the two were in the basement together since either later on Monday or early Tuesday morning.

Officers then went to Schabusiness’s Eastman Avenue address to detain her, where they say they noticed she had what looked like dried blood on her clothes and hands.

“[The officer] could see that Schabusiness had what appeared to be dried blood on the front of her black hooded sweatshirt, as well as her black sweatpants,” the complaint stated. “[The officer] later found Schabusiness’ hands appeared to be speared with blood as well, and there was what looked like dried blood on the back of her sweatshirt.”

When authorities mentioned the discovery of the human head during questioning at the station, Schabusiness responded with, “That’s pretty f***** up,” according to the complaint.

“Detective Graf then asked Schabusiness where the rest of the body was, and she stated it was in the basement,” the complaint stated. In a later statement, “Schabusiness responded that the police were going to have fun trying to find all the organs.”

Detectives say Schabusiness told them that she and Thyrion took methamphetamines, smoked marijuana and intravenously used the antidepressant Trazodone before returning to his mother’s home.

Schabusiness allegedly went on to detail how, during sex, she “went crazy” and strangled him with the silver chain — which she described as a dog chain — until she could feel his heart stop beating. She allegedly claimed that she blacked out but also explained that she continued to strangle him even after his face turned purple and blood came from the victim’s mouth. Authorities say she told them that she enjoyed it and wanted to see what happened if she continued to strangle him for the three-to-five-minute ordeal.

Police say she also went into detail as to how she sexually abused the victim after he died, then stayed with the body for several hours and only dismembered him later on Tuesday and into Wednesday, when she left with "a foot or a leg" that she said was in her minivan. 

According to the criminal complaint, she "made comments to detectives asking if they knew what it was like to love something so much that you kill it."

Investigators searching Thyrion's mother's Green Bay residence found body part after body part in the basement, including the victim’s torso and “several internal organs” in a storage tote with a carving knife. Officers also found a “male organ, along with body fluids and two knives” in the same bucket as they found his head, and other body parts and more knives in yet other bags.

Officers subsequently searched Schabusiness’s minivan and found dismembered legs in a crockpot box in the backseat atop a pile of laundry.

Schabusiness remains in custody at the Brown County jail, where she is being held on $2 million bail, according to jail records. A motion hearing has been scheduled for March 17.

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