[SIZE=7]Wisconsin woman accused of dismembering man attacks her lawyer during court hearing[/SIZE]
[li]Published: Feb. 15, 2023, 10:24 a.m.[/li][/ul]
[li]Matt Durr | [email protected][/li][/ul]
GREEN BAY, WI – A Wisconsin woman accused of beheading and dismembering a man last year attacked her lawyer Tuesday moments after a judge agree to delay her trial. Taylor Schabusiness, 25, of Green Bay, Wisc. began striking her attorney, Quinn Jolly, before she was taken down by a deputy who wrestled her to the ground, according to the Associated Press.
Video of the attack shows Jolly was able to largely defend himself from the handcuffed Schabusiness, but she was clearly able to strike him with her elbow at last once.
Schabusiness began striking Jolly after Judge Thomas Walsh agreed to postpone her trial for two weeks so that a defense expert could review her competency to stand trial.
She was arrested in February 2022 and charged with intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and sexual assault after she allegedly killed 25-year-old Shad Thyrion at his mother’s home in Wisconsin. Schabusiness has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
Police were called to the home after the victim’s mother discovered her son’s head in a bucket on the morning of Feb. 23.
When police eventually caught up to Schabusiness, she allegedly told them that she and Thyrion were using methamphetamine together and began having sex. During the sexual encounter, she said she blacked out and began strangling the victim. After realizing Thyrion was dead, she then decided to dismember his body, but forget to bring all of the parts with her.
Schabusiness eventually told police where else they could find the body parts, which were then found on his mother’s property and in a car.
Schabusiness is currently being held on a $2 million cash bond and is due back in court on March 6 for the competency hearing. Following the attack, Jolly said he would be filing a motion to be removed as Schabusiness’ attorney.