Suspect in Green Bay dismemberment killing attacks attorney in court

Posted at 1:34 PM, February 14, 2023 and last updated 10:00 PM, July 18, 2023

By: Alice Reid

GREEN BAY (WGBA) — The woman suspected of killing and dismembering a Green Bay man last year attacked her attorney during a court hearing Tuesday.


Taylor Schabusiness was seated in a Brown County circuit court Tuesday when her attorney asked the judge for an additional two weeks for a defense expert to review her competency to stand trial.

The judge presiding over the hearing indicated he would postpone the trial to May 15. The trial had been postponed before and had previously been set for March.

Taylor Schabusiness mugshot

This booking photo provided by the Brown County Jail shows murder suspect Taylor Schabusiness. (Brown County Jail, Wisconsin)

Then, Schabusiness attacked her attorney and was removed from the courtroom.

Another competency hearing for Schabusiness was scheduled for March 6.

Schabusiness plans to plead not guilty by insanity. As a result, she has undergone multiple exams to determine if she’s competent to stand trial. She is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third-degree sexual assault.

Schabusiness is accused of killing Shad Thyrion last year in his Green Bay home and later dismembering his body.

This story was originally published Feb. 14 by WGBA in Green Bay, an E.W. Scripps Company.