Wisconsin Woman Sentenced To Life In Beheading Case
The woman who was arrested and charged in a case where she beheaded a partner, leaving his head and penis in a bucket in his mom's basement and his legs in a crockpot in the back of her van has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Taylor D. Schabusiness from Green Bay was recommended to life in prison by prosecutors without the possibility of parole because the crime was "egregious." Defense attorneys wanted her to be eligible for parole, arguing that she was not in her right mind during the murder.
It was ruled that she was not suffering any mental illness during the murder, so she'll spend her days in prison, not a mental health facility.
Read her story below:
Attack of Attorney, February 2023
In February of this year, she made the front page of TMZ for attacking her lawyer in the competency hearing.
Check out the video below.
February 2022 Arrest
About a year ago, police in Green Bay said they were called to a home around 3:25am on February 23rd to answer a call from the homeowner who found her son's severed head and penis in a bucket.
Officers located the human head and penis in the basement of the home. Over the bucket was a towel, and a nearby mattress also had blood on it.
After a short investigation, officials learned that the last person to see the victim was 24-year-old Taylor D. Schabusiness.
The details of the murder are disturbing in nature, one of the prosecutors in the case saying it is “one of the most serious offenses we had in this county in some time.”
Missing Body Parts Found In Various Places
In searching Schabusiness' van, investigators found a crockpot with “additional human body parts including legs," according to KCRG.
Next police obtained a warrant to search the home and found "multiple other body parts, body fluids, and knives," the outlet reports.
Investigators said Schabusiness told them she and the victim had been doing drugs and having sex.
She and the victim were having a good time with the sex, using chains to tie him to the bed.
Schabusiness said she blacked out at one point (probably because of the drugs) and began choking him, but then began choking him a little too much. She said she enjoyed choking him but didn't mean to kill him.
She said “police were going to have fun trying to find all of the organs as she dismembered the body. Schabusiness stated all of the body parts should be in the basement,” according to the complaint.
“Schabusiness stated she used knives that she obtained from the kitchen of the residence and that a bread knife worked the best because of the serrated blade,” the complaint continues.
She said she “got lazy and only ended up putting the leg/foot in the van and she forgot the head." She blamed the drugs for her laziness and paranoia.
The New York Post reported that Schabusiness appeared calm and collected during her court appearance on Tuesday, where she only acknowledged that she has the right to legal counsel.
She was recently put on probation and was supposed to be wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet. Somehow, she managed to remove it, and that's how she was able to make the deadly visit.
Resulting Headlines, Twitter Features
Assistant District Attorney Caleb Saunders said this was “one of the most serious offenses we’ve had in this county in some time.”
“I think the facts alleged are extremely concerning and disturbing and go to the violent nature and grave nature of the offense,” he said, according to the Post.
This story has made headlines both because of its disturbing nature, but also because Schabusiness' attractive nature.
She was featured on Mugshawty's, a social media page that shares "beautiful mugshots."
Court Room Attack
Tuesday, February 15th of this year was Taylor's court hearing in Green Bay to make a decision on her competency to stand trial.
At the start of the hearing, her attorney, Quinn Jolly, asked for an extension to give an expert some time to assess Ms. Schabusiness. The court agreed, and moved her date to May 15th.
Schabusiness wasn't a fan of the decision it would seem, and decided to take her anger out on her attorney.
Wild footage from the court room shows her leap from the chair, elbowing her attorney in the head as he tried to fend her off. A sheriff deputy sprang into action and wrestled her to the ground.
Someone said it sounded like In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins, and it turns out, it sounds exactly like it.
Hear it for yourself:
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