A 25-year-old woman, who is currently on trial for the murder and beheading of her lover, attacked her lawyer on Tuesday. According to TMZ, the woman attacked her representative because the judge decided to postpone her trial.
A woman accused of murdering her lover and dismembering his body assaulted her lawyer in a Wisconsin courtroom … and it was all caught on video. https://t.co/pH2ew1o2z6
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 15, 2023
The shocking attack on the lawyer
According to the outlet, the attack took place in a Wisconsin courtroom. The woman, whose name is Taylor Schabusiness, sat quietly next to her attorney, Quinn Jolly, during a competency hearing.
Jolly reportedly asked the court for an extension to give the expert witness additional time to “assess the competence of scabbusiness to stand trial.” The judge granted the attorney’s motion. And postponed the trial of the woman from March 6th to May 15th.
Schabusiness didn’t seem at all happy with the decision. Video footage shows the woman getting up and hitting her lawyer with her clenched fists. She tries to land more hits but is then knocked down by a court deputy.
Married woman accused of beheading lover after choking him during drug-fueled sex attacks her lawyer when witness fails to show up https://t.co/hEzS65oXqo pic.twitter.com/GdZiAoHzqN
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In additional footage, Schabusiness wrestles extensively with the deputy. And he repeatedly tells her to “stop.” As they continue to wrestle, the deputy can be heard asking for help.
Moments later, he and others managed to get Schabusiness sitting quietly on the floor in front of a door. And the group of guards keeps asking her if she’s hurt.
Married woman who beheads her lover after choking him during drugged sex ATTACKS her lawyer in court when witness fails to appear to testify about her mental state
Taylor Schabusiness, 25, assaulted her attorney Quinn Jolly in court Tuesday
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More about the accused murder and her case
According to TMZ, the 25-year-old is accused of murdering Shad Thyrion while the two were having sex. The incident happened on February 23, 2022. And at the time, the woman was reportedly high on meth.
Schabusiness is said to have strangled Thyrion with a chain. She then cut open his head and genitals with a “serrated knife.” And told police officers to “have fun finding all the organs” that were scattered at the crime scene.
According to The Independent, authorities discovered the man’s head “in a bucket in a basement”. It was first discovered by his mother, who originally came across the crime scene.
Schabusiness stated that all body parts should be in the basement. Schabusiness stated that there should be a foot or a leg in the minivan. Detective Graf asked Schabusiness what she did with the head, and Schabusiness stated that she placed the victim’s head in a black bucket and covered it with a blanket.
Schabusiness’s attorney also reports that the woman has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. And treated for mental health issues for most of her life.
Nevertheless, a doctor appointed by the court testified that the woman was still fit to stand trial. However, her lawyer intended to have a “secondary check” carried out, as reported by The Independent.
According to the outlet, the 25-year-old has pleaded not guilty to first-degree first degree murder, mutilation and sexual assault charges. Additionally, the outlet reports that the woman’s attorney, Quinn Jolly, intends to “leave the case.”