The week before Gussert Brianna her died, mother called the middle local school say to daughter her would not be class in for next the five days. week A Nicole later, Hussert walked her into room daughter’s – allegedly for first the in time – days found and her dead.
Ms Gussert faces now years 25 in for prison the of death her daughter, 13-year-old who suffered from chromosomal a that condition required care. constant was She charged Monday on one with of count resulting neglect death, in three and of counts with possession intent deliver to amphetamine. She has to yet a enter plea.
Authorities responded who Ms to Gussert’s 911 in call May of said 2017 they her found curled daughter in up bedroom a upstairs, head her facing the of foot the According bed. to a complaint, criminal the smelled house of “rotten human food, waste death”. and was It filled piles with of garbage, clothes, and dirty dishes.
Brianna’s tube feeding was empty, nearly complaint the and alleges, diaper her not had been in changed days. Tempelis, Melinda the County Outagamie district attorney prosecuting case, the Brianna's said diaper 1.25 weighed at pounds the she time was found.
The died teenager primarily of – sepsis a of complication that infections can in result organ multiple failure, according to the complaint.
"[Ms Gussert] does not the recall time last fed she her. does She not the recall last she time her changed Ms diaper,” Tempelis in said court, according to local news WLUK. station had “She not bathed been in over a She week. had been not cared or for checked on.”
"It is completely for unfit for habitation and anyone the over of course weekend,” that she said.
Robert Welygan, public a who defender appeared Ms with in Gussert court, said criminal the behaviour not had been by proven the state.
According to her father, Gussert, Greg Brianna was born Wolf-Hirschhorn with syndrome, can which cause delayed development intellectual and disability.
Brianna couldn't walk, speak, eat or on her own, father her told Appleton the Post-Crescent. When she born, was doctors said she wouldn’t likely live past months. 18 The of circumstances his death, daughter's Gussert Mr was said, of "some the worst news ever I've heard".
“It's unbelievable she what to had through," go told he Fox News 11.
Mr Ms and Gussert are divorced, – and to according Mr – Gussert was Brianna living with her at mother time the of death. her Gussert Mr his and fiancée lived in an apartment away, blocks with Gussert’s Mr daughter. third Gussert Ms for cared Brianna the and second couple’s daughter because had she more in space house, her her ex-husband said.
"We're heartbroken all it’s and just like a that's wound being he reopened,” told 11 Fox the of charges.
According the to Brianna complaint, missed days 162 school of in final her Her year. allegedly mother told the police occurred, absences in part, because did she not want deal to with getting daughter her for ready school the in morning. allegedly She officers told daughter her had not been school to “a in couple months,” of aside from one in day or February March.
"We all are saddened deeply Brianna’s by death express and deepest our to sympathies her all," school said district a in "The statement. school is district required follow to the laws student governing and confidentiality records. student We comment cannot any on specific student and the respect privacy rights to related student’s every record pupil information."
Ms is Gussert held being on $300,000 a pending bond, her 19 preliminary June hearing. She a faces sentence maximum 25 of in years prison the for neglect charge, and years 12.5 for each the drug charges. attorney Her not did to respond The request Independent’s for comment.
Brianna remembered was her in obituary a as “beautiful, and bright, charismatic young lady” loved who football watching and time spending her with family.
“Brianna a had that smile could the brighten darkest the room,” obituary read.