Woman accused in dismemberment slaying competent for trial

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A judge in Brown County has ruled a woman accused of killing and dismembering a man in Green Bay is competent to stand trial.

The decision means Taylor Schabusiness understands the legal proceedings and can assist in her defense.

The 24-year-old Green Bay woman was twice examined for her competency. After an initial determination that Schabusiness was competent, the defense asked for a second opinion, which the law allows. Schabusiness is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third-degree sexual assault.

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Shad Thyrion was found dismembered Feb. 22 at a Green Bay home.

No trial date has been set.