Shad Thyrion’s Death Story? Grisly tale of a meth-fuelled killing

Shad Thyrion was an American man who was murdered by his lover, Taylor Schabusiness who was sentenced after being found guilty of mutilating her lover after his death. Thyrion’s severed head and penis were discovered by his mother, Tara Pakanich, in a bucket in the basement of their family home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Police later found Thyrion’s bisected torso in a storage tote and other body parts were found in a variety of bags in the basement including plastic shopping bags.

During their sexual relationship in 2022, she used a chain to choke Shad Thyrion. The murderer came up in Brown County Circuit Court with both of her wrists bound in shackles. She has been sentenced to life without parole for the twisted slaying.


Throughout the trial, she grinned and laughed while raving about the horrific details of how she killed 24-year-old Shad Thyrion in February 2022.

Shad Thyrion Murder Night

Thyrion was picked up from the home of his mother, Tara Pakanich, by Taylor Schabusiness, with whom he had a sexual relationship, on February 21, 2022, at around 9:30 p.m. The two went to an Eastman Avenue flat together with a friend and smoked marijuana.

During her interrogation, Schabusiness revealed that she and Thyrion also shot Trazodone at the flat after the friend left and smoked methamphetamine. The pair then made their way back to Thyrion’s mother’s home. Steve Hendricks, Pakanich’s boyfriend was not with her at the time.

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After that, they went to the basement and started having sex. Schabusiness stated that they had used metal chains and had before got in erotic breathing difficulties. Schabusiness then went on to choke Thyrion till he began to spit blood. She carried on for three or five minutes until Thyrion died.

As the grisly scene unfolded, Schabusiness’s heart raced with a mix of thrill. She then dumped the blood down the basement shower drain. Thyrion’s father forgave Schabusiness, saying,

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“I believe everybody makes bad choices, maybe not to this scale. It does no good to hate you. I know you’ve got a heart, got a mind.”

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Where is Taylor Schabusiness now?

Taylor Schabusiness is serving out her sentence at the Taycheedah Correctional Institution in the Fond du Lac city, which exclusively houses female prisoners.

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