Judge denies motion to relocate Schabusiness trial

Posted at 5:53 PM, April 19, 2023 and last updated 5:53 PM, April 19, 2023

By: NBC 26 Staff

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WGBA) — During a motion hearing for Taylor Schabusinesss, the woman accused of murder and dismemberment, the judge denied a request to move the trial out of Brown County.

Schabusiness, 25, faces felony charges of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and sexual assault.

Taylor Schabusiness in court

A judge denied a motion from Taylor Schabusiness’ attorneys to change locations for the trial. (4/19/23)

The hearing comes after her attorney requested to move the trial out of Brown County or select a jury pool from outside the area, stating she can’t get a fair trial because of the publicity surrounding the case.

Responding to the motion, the state said nothing the defense argued warranted a change in venue or a selection of a jury from outside the area.

“I don’t find that it’s been excessive editorializing or really editorializing at all. Now I understand just by the very nature of putting pen to paper and writing something, you’re getting a person’s viewpoint but I’ve read those articles and they seem to be fair renditions of the facts of this case,” said Judge Thomas Walsh.

This comes after a courtroom video of Schabusiness attacking her previous attorney went viral. Gruesome details of the case also garnered widespread attention.

Walsh said a proposed questionnaire will be given to jurors to help in the selection process.

This story was originally published on April 19, 2023, by WGBA in Green Bay, an E.W. Scripps Company.