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BoraKaiBae

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THE GYPSY BLANCHARD CASE

 

Gypsy Blanchard is serving a 10-year prison sentence in Missouri for her role in her mother's murder.

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Gypsy Blanchard enters the courtroom for a pre-trial appearance last year. She was sentenced to 10 years for murdering her mother.

 

After Blanchard was sentenced in July 2016, Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson said he could have convicted Blanchard of first-degree murder and sent her to prison to life, but this was an "extraordinary and unusual" case in which Blanchard was abused by her mother.

Blanchard, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the June 2015 killing of her mother, Clauddine â€œDee Dee†Blanchard, 48.Gypsy Blanchard admitted that she arranged for her online boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, 27, to travel from Wisconsin to Springfield, Missouri, to stab her mother to death inside their home.

The motive for the crime is what prosecutors say is the extraordinary part of the case. Family members say Dee Dee Blanchard imprisoned her daughter and forced her to pretend she was disabled.

The case — which would eventually capture the interest of national news outlets and inspire an HBO documentary — began on June 14, 2015, when friends of Dee Dee Blanchard noticed a post on her Facebook page stating, "That B---- is dead."

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The home of Claudinnea "Dee Dee" Blancharde, 48, and her daughter, Gypsy Blanchard, then believed to be 19, on Monday, June 15, 2015. Claudinnea was found dead in the home near Springfield on Sunday evening, and Gypsy was missing but later located in another state.

 

The friends couldn't get a hold of Dee Dee or Gypsy Blanchard, so they went to the family's home in the 2100 block of North Volunteer Way just north of the Springfield city limits. The Greene County Sheriff's Office was called in to investigate, and deputies found Dee Dee Blanchard stabbed to death inside, according to authorities.

Gypsy Blanchard, who friends and neighbors believed to be disabled and possibly suffering from leukemia, was thought to be missing. Authorities quickly found Gypsy Blanchard in Wisconsin. And two days after her mother's body was found, Gypsy Blanchard was charged with murder, along with her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn.

Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott held a news conference to announce the charges. He told the news outlets present that Gypsy Blanchard can walk without assistance and the family had been running a long financial fraud scheme.

In the days after the charges were filed, the public learned more about what was really happening inside the pink Habitat for Humanity home with the blacked out windows where the Blanchards lived.

Meanwhile, the case gained a national following. Facebook groups dedicated to following the case picked up thousands of followers. Gypsy Blanchard's part of the case was resolved in July 2016 when she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Godejohn's case is still moving through the court system. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS/OPINION IN THIS CASE?

 

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I remember it. After I had heard the full story, I felt bad for the girl and not the mom tbh

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