A 37-year-old Appleton mother is charged with child neglect in the death of her disabled daughter.
Thirteen-year-old Brianna Gussert wasn't able to walk, talk or take care of herself. Doctors say the primary cause of her death was sepsis after her mother, Nicole Gussert, left her alone for several days in a row last year. Prosecutors say the girl had infections caused by living in unsanitary conditions. Gussert reportedly told investigators she couldn't remember the last time she fed her daughter or changed her diaper.