Mother Charged in the Horrific Death of Her Disabled Teenage Daughter

Nicole Gussert

(Duluth News Tribune) – The death certificate of 13-year-old Brianna Gussert only begins to explain the tragedy surrounding her cruel and unusual death.

Greg Gussert, Brianna’s father, said the death certificate lists her daughter’s estimated date of death as May 24, 2017. It wouldn’t be until five days later, on May 29, however, that Briann’s death would be reported to local police.

Brianna, who was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, was entirely dependent on others to take care of her. Her condition, Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, affects multiple parts of the body and can cause delayed growth and development, intellectual disability and seizures.

Nicole Gussert (pictured above), 37, was Brianna’s mother and primary caretaker. CONTINUE