The Story Of Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Gypsy Rose Blanchard was born in 1991. Her father had abandoned them, and her mother, Dee Dee, raised Gypsy alone.

When Rose was three months old, her mother told doctors that Rose had developed breathing difficulties and was diagnosed with sleep apnea.

That was the beginning of the false ailments that Gypsy’s mother attributed to her. Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen Syndrome.

The syndrome is exhibited when a parent focuses on the non-existent illnesses of their children.

Dee Dee decided that her daughter needed a wheelchair. The syndrome is exhibited when a parent focuses on the non-existent illnesses of their children. Dee Dee decided that her daughter needed a wheelchair.

She told her family that her daughter had a chromosomal disorder that prevented her from moving independently; therefore, she was utterly dependent on her mother.

Gypsy had lost a significant amount of weight, and her mother installed a feeding tube into her wheelchair.

Gypsy’s health issues became a reality and increased dramatically. She was diagnosed with epilepsy.

Doctors prescribed Tegretol, which caused her teeth to fall apart. Her grandparents were concerned that their granddaughter wouldn’t survive into adulthood.

After Hurricane Katrina, Dee Dee and her daughter moved from Louisiana to Missouri. Gypsy’s mother even added an ”e” to their name “Blanchard” to start life anew.

According to their new neighbors, mother and daughter were inseparable and best of friends. They were inseparable since Gypsy believed she couldn’t move independently without her mother’s support.

Dee Dee contacted the media, in a bid to get hers and her daughter’s story covered and become famous. She wanted to be portrayed as a resilient mother who symbolized faith and positivity.

Her tactic worked, with her daughter being crowned the queen at a local Mardi Gras Parade.

She won trips to Walt Disney World, and backstage passes to a Miranda Lambert concert. Miranda Lambert even sent Gypsy’s mom a whopping $6,000 to help raise her sick child.

When Gypsy turned 22, she sought to seek likeminded age mates. She created a profile on That’s where she met Nicholas Godejohn.

Before the meeting, Gypsy had told Nicholas that she used a wheelchair.

However, that did not deter him, and the two believed they were in love after just a few online conversations. Their virtual relationships became stronger.

The pair had a private Facebook page where they could send each other messages without Gypsy’s mother’s knowledge.

Nicholas didn’t have a clean slate. He was mentally ill and had a criminal record of indecent exposure. Gypsy confided some secrets to her newfound online love.

She told Nicholas that she didn’t need a wheelchair, that her mother forced her to use it. She said to him that people didn’t know this, so he had to keep it a secret.

The two grew closer to each other, and their desire to physically meet intensified. Gypsy was anxious about the meeting, but she eventually agreed.

They met for the first time in 2015 at a movie theatre in Missouri. Gypsy left her mother for a bathroom break.

She had secretly gone to meet Nicholas in the restrooms and have s*x. However, her mother found out and warned the pair not to meet again.

Dee Dee Is Murdered

Dee Dee’s body was discovered on the 14th of June 2015. She lay face down in a pool of her blood, on her bedroom floor.

She has multiple stab wounds, which had caused her to bleed to death. Nicholas and Gypsy were not intelligent in their murder scheme.

They posted a status on their Facebook page that led to them being suspects. The status read, “THAT BITCH IS DEAD.” Friends and family who saw the post investigated, leading to Dee Dee’s body being found.

There were more Facebook messages between Gypsy and Nicholas, where they planned the gruesome murder. The messages contributed to the success of their prosecution.

During an interview, Gypsy said that her mother became crueler to her after secretly meeting Nicholas in the movie theatre.

She was angered by her mother’s cruelty, which led her to help in carrying out Dee Dee’s murder.

She further added that she felt helpless and believed that Nicholas was the only person she could trust. Gypsy asked Nicholas if he would kill her mother for her, and he agreed quite readily.

Their second plan in the evil plan was extremely gory. According to Gypsy’s narration, she had provided Nicholas with a pair of blue gloves and a large serrated knife.

Nicholas entered their house and texted Gypsy telling her to go to the bathroom, to which she complied. Gypsy sat naked on the bathroom floor and listened as Nicholas stabbed her mother to death.

Life Imprisonment For Nicholas GodeJohn

Gypsy and Godejohn’s exit strategy was bound to fail. They planned to start their new life at Nicholas’s parents’ home in Wisconsin.

However, Gypsy started worrying about Dee Dee’s decomposing body. She posted on their Facebook page that her mother was dead.

She hoped authorities would find her mother’s body but not trace the murder to her or her boyfriend. Police traced the post to their new location, where the pair was arrested for murder.

Nicholas Godejohn was charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty but was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after being found guilty.

Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

During the court hearings, GodeJohn’s lawyer argued that his client was deeply in love and obsessed with Gypsy, and he would do anything for her, and she knew that. He also described Nicholas as a low functioning person who has autism.

He argued that Nicholas was incapable of consciously committing murder. Several psychologists agreed with Nicholas’s lawyer that he did have mental issues. They suggested that he receives a trial to accommodate his disorder.

However, the prosecutor argued that the defendant was mentally capable of weighing his options before committing the crime.

He pointed out that Nicholas had waited outside his victim’s bedroom for a minute before making his decision and that his primary motivation was s*x.

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