Gypsy Rose Blanchard is expected to be released from prison on Thursday following an 8-year sentence.


Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Road to Liberation: Venturing Past the Known Mother-Killing Scenario


  1. Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who spent more than seven years in prison for her notorious mother-killing plot, is scheduled to be released on Thursday.
  2. After admitting guilt to second-degree murder in connection with the death of her mother Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard, the 32-year-old was given a 10-year prison sentence in July 2016. After fatally stabbing Dee Dee, Gypsy’s ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn is currently serving a life sentence.
  3. Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a Missourian, convinced her online boyfriend to murder her mother after forcing her to pretend for years that she had severe illnesses like muscular dystrophy and leukemia.
  4. National tabloid attention was drawn to the case when it was revealed that Gypsy Blanchard’s mother, Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard, who passed away in 2015, had effectively imprisoned her daughter by requiring her to use a feeding tube and a wheelchair.
  5. Gypsy Blanchard, who is currently 32 years old, was not developmentally delayed as her friends had always thought; instead, she was in excellent health. According to her trial attorney Michael Stanfield, her mother had Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a psychological disorder in which parents or caregivers try to win others over by inventing or exaggerating their children’s illnesses.

Person detained outside the US Capitol with a machete and knife:

  1. Gypsy endured needless medical procedures and was compelled to use a wheelchair throughout her childhood. Attorneys claim that shortly after Gypsy’s birth in 1991, Dee Dee started giving her false medical diagnoses, initially stating the baby had sleep apnea.
  2. When Gypsy was just 8 years old, Dee Dee claimed that her daughter had been diagnosed with leukemia and muscular dystrophy and required a wheelchair and feeding tube, among other medical accommodations. This was the beginning of Dee Dee’s medical abuse of Gypsy.
  3. Dee Dee informed neighbors that Hurricane Katrina had destroyed Gypsy’s medical records and their apartment in Louisiana when the Blanchard family arrived in Missouri in September 2005.
  4. The local Habitat for Humanity built a pink, accessible home for the seemingly devoted mother and her sick daughter in Springfield, with no reason not to believe them (the sick daughter had a shaved head and missing teeth that were pulled after medication caused them to rot).
  5. Prosecutors claim that in June 2015, at the age of 23, Gypsy arranged for her mother to be killed in Springfield by Nicholas Godejohn, a man she met on a Christian dating site.
  6. Godejohn went to Missouri once more on June 9, 2015, in order to meet Gypsy. He checked into a motel room this time and waited for Gypsy to give him the signal that Dee Dee was asleep.
  7. Gypsy gave him duct tape, gloves, and a knife when he went to the Blanchards’ house that evening.
  8. Godejohn went to Dee Dee’s house, according to Gypsy, who gave him duct tape, gloves, and a knife. Prosecutors claim Godejohn entered Dee Dee’s bedroom and stabbed her 17 times while Gypsy hid in the restroom. Gypsy and Godejohn left the murder scene and returned to his Wisconsin home, where they were apprehended a few days later.


Father shoots man who allegedly hurts daughter, according to police 

  1. Gypsy testified at Godejohn’s trial but was spared a trial because she accepted a plea deal. She stated that Dee Dee “controlled every aspect” of her life, so it was her idea to kill her mother and that she kept her relationship with Godejohn a secret.
  2. When she was 19, she claimed to have discovered that she wasn’t ill, but she didn’t realize the full extent of her health until she was taken into custody.
  3. When she was 19, she claimed to have discovered that she wasn’t ill, but she didn’t realize the full extent of her health until she was taken into custody.

4. Godejohn’s defense team contended during the trial that he killed Dee          Dee to protect Gypsy from         mistreatment. He continued, saying that he was “blindly in love” with Gypsy.

5. Gypsy will be released early on December 28th, the Missouri Department of Corrections confirmed, having     completed 85% of her 10-year prison sentence.

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