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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Released from Prison

Gypsy Rose Blanchard in court waiting to be released from prison.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard on December 28th, 2023 was released from the Chillicothe Correctional Center after allegedly stabbing her mother Clauddinnea “Dee Dee” Blanchard to death. 

In 2015, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was sentenced to prison for 10 years after being found guilty of second-degree murdering her mother Clauddinnea after being found in her Springfield home. 

Clauddinnea allegedly abused her daughter for years convincing Gypsy and others that she had multiple medical conditions. Gypsy and others grew up believing she suffered from conditions including leukemia, muscular dystrophy, vision and hearing impairments, and seizures. Her mother also made her use a wheelchair, a feeding tube and underwent multiple surgeries that were later found to be unnecessary procedures. She is now 32 years old. 

“She physically chained me to the bed and put bells on the doors and told … anybody that I probably would’ve trusted that I was going through a phase and to tell her if I was doing anything behind her back,” Gypsy Blanchard told ABC News’ “20/20” in 2017.

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Gypsy said she felt freer in prison than she did with her mother. 

Gypsy made an online dating profile and started having an online relationship with Nicholas Godejohn. She also said that her mother was getting jealous of the relationship and demanded she stop talking to him. 

In June 2015, Godejohn stabbed “Dee Dee” Blanchard in her bedroom, and was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He later told police that he did this to protect his girlfriend gypsy. 


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