Shad Thyrion is Taylor Schabusiness’s victim as she is accused of strangling him to death, butchering his remains, and leaving his severed head in a bucket. Biography about Shad Thyrion explored.
Taylor Schabusiness, the Green Bay, Wisconsin, woman who is accused of strangling and beheading a romantic partner in February 2022.
Schabusiness is accused of taking methamphetamine and then strangling a man named Shad Thyrion to death in the basement of his mother’s home before cutting his head off, dismembering his body, and leaving the head in a bucket, where it was found by the victim’s mother, according to the criminal complaint.
The young accused murderer is standing trial and at a point attacked her attorney in court.
But, who was Shad Thyrion, and his family, and what happened to him? Read on for more.
Who was Shad Thyrion and what happened to him?
Shad Thyrion was a resident of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the son of Tara Pakanich and Michael Thyrion.
He was born on September 7, 1997, and began working with his father and grandfather at their family businesses after graduating high school.
A talented artist, he enjoyed camping, games, and spending time with his family, according to his obituary.
On February 23, 2022, his family’s life was turned upside down after his mother found his severed head in a bucket.
His mother told police that she last saw her son alive when Schabusiness picked him up hours before.
After arriving at her house, she was reportedly found with dried blood on her clothing and hands.
Upon searching Schabusiness’ vehicle, investigators also found a crock pot box with “human body parts including legs.”
Additional body parts were later recovered, including an upper torso and other internal organs in a storage tote bag, according to local ABC affiliate station WBAY.
An autopsy conducted by Dr Vincent Tranchida showed that Thyrion died by strangulation and his death was ruled as a homicide, according to Fox11 News.
Thyrion is remembered for being a “very kind” and “compassionate person” who “often thought of others before himself.”
His uncle, Nathan Mineau, said that Thyrion’s death is “devastating” and branded his accused killer a “monster.”
Who are Shad Thyrion’s parents?
Shad Thyrion’s parents are mother Tara Pakanich and father Michael Thyrion.
At this time, little information is available on the late young man’s parents and their personal lives because they often stay out of the spotlight and off social media.
Aside from Shad’s mom and dad, he is survived by his siblings Ava Wheelock, Cilivea Sunray Thyrion, and Beau Smith, grandparents Becky and Steve Fisher, David J. Pakanich, and Elaine Williquette, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
What has Shad’s mother said about his death?
Pakanich took the stand during Schabusiness’ trial and told jurors about the heartbreaking moment she found her son’s severed head in a bucket.
She explained on the stand that the gruesome discovery was made after she went to the basement of her home to turn off a light that had been left on.
“I figured (Shad) was sleeping,” she told jurors, via the Green Bay Press Gazette.
“I wanted to go back to sleep. I went to go back upstairs, there was a bucket there. That’s where I found Shad.”
After Pakanich discovered Thyrion’s head, she rushed upstairs to wake her boyfriend, Steve Hendricks, who then proceeded to contact the police.
Who is Taylor Schabusiness?
The now 25-year-old is married to a man named Warren and is a mother to a son.
In July, she pleaded not guilty in court after being arraigned on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third-degree sexual assault.
She is being held on a $2 million cash bond.
On February 14, at a hearing to decide whether she was fit to stand trial, Schabusiness viciously attacked her defence lawyer in a wild moment caught on camera.
Schabusiness had pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
In the footage, Schabusiness can be seen assaulting her attorney, Quinn Jolly, before she was tackled to the ground by court officers right after the Wisconsin judge reluctantly postponed her March 6 trial.
The mother-of-one faces life in prison if convicted.