9 episodes

Wisconsin is no stranger to high-profile cases and horrific murderers, from the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer to the perplexing Ed Gein. But on a cold night in February 2022, a new name was added to the list of Wisconsin’s worst: Taylor Schabusiness. From the outset, the details of the case shocked even the most hardened detectives and traumatized young rookies. Using Law&Crime Network’s gavel-to-gavel coverage, Severed Affair provides an in-depth narrative of the disturbing case. The Law&Crime original podcast uses exclusive audio and court footage to piece together the gruesome story.

Severed Affair: The Gruesome Murder of Shad Thyrion Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 3.8 • 175 Ratings

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Wisconsin is no stranger to high-profile cases and horrific murderers, from the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer to the perplexing Ed Gein. But on a cold night in February 2022, a new name was added to the list of Wisconsin’s worst: Taylor Schabusiness. From the outset, the details of the case shocked even the most hardened detectives and traumatized young rookies. Using Law&Crime Network’s gavel-to-gavel coverage, Severed Affair provides an in-depth narrative of the disturbing case. The Law&Crime original podcast uses exclusive audio and court footage to piece together the gruesome story.

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    The Basement

    The Basement

    Green Bay police officers are dispatched to a house following a disturbing 911 call from the resident who believed she had found her son's head in a bucket. As investigators search the basement of the house, they uncover a gruesome crime.

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    • 35 min
    Evisceration

    Evisceration

    A woman is arrested on suspicion of murdering 24 year old Shad Thyrion. When questioned by detectives she doesn’t shy away from the horrific details of the crime.

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    • 44 min
    Piece by Piece

    Piece by Piece

    As investigators continue to build a case against Taylor Schabusiness, her behavior in court calls her sanity into question.

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    • 50 min
    Two Trials

    Two Trials

    Charged with intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third degree sexual assault, Schabusiness faces two trials - one to determine her guilt, and the other to determine whether she was responsible for her actions.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Aftermath

    Aftermath

    After the verdicts were rendered in quick succession, Schabusiness is brought back to court to face sentencing and the victim’s family.

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    • 56 min
    Introducing: Severed Affair

    Introducing: Severed Affair

    Wisconsin is no stranger to high-profile cases and horrific murderers, from the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer to the perplexing Ed Gein. But on a cold night in February 2022, a new name was added to the list of Wisconsin’s worst: Taylor Schabusiness. From the outset, the details of the case shocked even the most hardened detectives and traumatized young rookies. Using Law&Crime Network’s gavel-to-gavel coverage, Severed Affair provides an in-depth narrative of the disturbing case. The Law&Crime original podcast uses exclusive audio and court footage to piece together the gruesome story. You can listen to severed affair exclusively and ad free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery app or on apple podcasts. 

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

USA Mknitter ,

Original soundtracks of investigators

Very gruesome but thanks for including the soundtracks of the various persons involved (police, detectives, coroner, psychologists) as well as the extended family members of the victim and defendant. Sadly the judge was correct when saying the family is ultimately responsible — not “the system”; children don’t come with instruction manuals. There are unexpected life events (death/sickness of a parent, loss of a home, etc). Many times an outsider can see what’s happening to another person and does not know what to do or who to turn to for guidance. We are all humans and make mistakes. There is forgiveness and grace given to us, which we don’t deserve any more than anyone else. I hope Taylor can redeem herself in prison—it will be hard; I pray that there are people who can walk along side her in this difficult path forward.

dtexf ,

Unnecessarily repetitive

The crime is horrific, I knew what I was getting into. However, they repeat the details, in the exact wording, in every single episode. There is very little context, information about the victim, it feels like this could have been told in a way that is more respectful to the victim and his loved ones. It seems like they are after shock value but they when they are repeating themselves so much it got super old and super uncomfortable after three episodes.

bmott65 ,

Frustrating audio

I stopped listening about 10 minutes into the second episode because I cannot understand a word of the police interviews.

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