Welcome to our new post in this post we talk about the “Gypsy Rose Blanchard’S Prison Case” .Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who infamously plotted to murder her mother, is hoping to be released from prison on Thursday after spending more than seven years behind bars.
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Now 32, Gypsy Rose pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case of her mother, Clauddine ‘Dee Dee’ Blanchard, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in July 2016. Gypsy’s former boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, is serving a life sentence for fatally stabbing Dee Dee.
For those unfamiliar with the case that inspired the Hulu series “The Act,” some experts believe Gypsy was a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy – a situation where a caregiver, typically a parent, exaggerates or induces symptoms in their child to gain sympathy by portraying them as sick.
Throughout her childhood, Gypsy was forced to use a wheelchair and undergo unnecessary medical procedures. According to lawyers, Dee Dee began giving Gypsy incorrect medical diagnoses shortly after her birth in 1991, initially claiming the infant suffered from infantile sleep apnea.
How many year old was Gypsy ?
When Gypsy was eight years old, Dee Dee claimed serious illnesses such as leukemia and muscular dystrophy, necessitating the use of a wheelchair and a feeding tube.
In September 2005, the pair moved from Louisiana to Aurora, Missouri, with Dee Dee asserting they were Hurricane Katrina survivors who had lost Gypsy’s medical records in the storm.
Gypsy and Dee Dee received extensive support, including free charity trips and significant donations. Habitat for Humanity even built them a house in Springfield, Missouri, equipped with accessibility features like wheelchair ramps.
According to prosecutors, in June 2015, when Gypsy was 23, she arranged for Nicholas Godejohn, whom she met on a Christian dating site, to come to Springfield for the purpose of killing her mother.
Gypsy claimed that Godejohn went to Dee Dee’s home, where Gypsy provided him with gloves, a knife, and duct tape. Prosecutors stated that while Gypsy hid in the bathroom, Godejohn went to Dee Dee’s bedroom and stabbed her 17 times. After the murder, Gypsy and Godejohn fled back to their home in Wisconsin, where they were arrested a few days later.
Gypsy avoided a trial by accepting a plea deal but testified against Godejohn. She claimed that the idea of killing her mother was Godejohn’s and that they kept their relationship secret because Dee Dee controlled every aspect of her life.
She said she learned she was not actually sick when she was 19, but only after her arrest did she gain a full understanding of her health.
In the trial, Godejohn’s defense argued that he was coerced into killing Dee Dee to protect Gypsy from abuse. They also claimed that Godejohn loved Gypsy ‘with his eyes closed.’
The Missouri Department of Corrections confirmed that Gypsy will be released on December 28 after serving 85% of her 10-year prison sentence. She is also set to release an e-book titled ‘Release: Conversations on the Eve of Freedom’ on January 9, 2024.