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Taylor Schabusiness gets life in prison for Green Bay murder/dismemberment case

Posted at 6:30 PM, Sep 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-26 16:20:58-04

GREEN BAY (NBC26) — UPDATE: The Green Bay woman who was convicted in the grisly murder of a man was sentenced to life in prison.

Taylor Schabusiness, 25, was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third-degree sexual assault in the death of Shad Thyrion. The crime happened inside a Green Bay home in 2022.

Schabusiness' defense argued she was insane and could not be completely responsible for her actions. The jury rejected that and found her guilty on all three counts.

Schabusiness was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole on Tuesday. There is also no possibility of any release with the extended supervision the judge also handed down.

Authorities say Schabusiness strangled Thyrion with a chain during sex while both high on methamphetamine. Prosecutors say she admitted to sexually assaulting and dismembering his corpse.

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The sentencing for Taylor Schabusiness is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26.

In a letter written to Judge Thomas Walsh, Schabusiness' attorney Christopher Froelich, said that he was finally able to meet with Schaubusiness on Friday.

Tuesday's sentencing proceedings are expected to begin with victim impact statements.

Attorney Jevon Jaconi explains what will likely happen next.

"After that, District Attorney (DA) makes their recommendation, they also read what's called the PSI, which is a pre-sentence investigation, that would have been done by Department of Corrections..." Jaconi said. "They'll have an independent, what they think recommendation is good, then the defense goes second. So attorney Froelich would go, and then finally Schabusiness has the last word."

An expert is expected to testify about the effects of using methamphetamine, and Schabusiness is expected to speak at her sentencing.

This comes after Schabusiness was convicted of killing and dismembering Shad Thyrion in a Green Bay home in February 2022.

In late July, a jury found Schabusiness guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third-degree sexual assault.

Sentencing is scheduled to happen Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

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