Fundraiser Started For Domestic Violence Victim

Times-Tribune Staff Report

A Go-Fund-Me Page has been started to help with the financial expenses for Brenda Cusanelli of St. Jacob, who remains in serious condition after a domestic attack on May 16. As of May 28, $8,695 had been raised by 103 people on the site, with a goal of $100,000.

An official police and coroner’s report has not yet been released, but authorities believe Cusanelli’s husband, Michael A. Cusanelli, 60, committed suicide following a brutal attack that left Brenda Cusanelli with multiple skull fractures and other injuries.

Michael Cusanelli was pronounced dead on May 16, 2019.

According to his obituary, he was a 1977 graduate of Collinsville High School and had worked for Central Pattern in St. Louis until retiring in 2013. No funeral services are scheduled.

The Go-Fund-Me site for Brenda is located at: https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=category&term=Brenda%20Cusanelli.

The Times-Tribune will report more news about the incident as it become available.

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