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Gypsy Blancharde appeared in Greene County Circuit Court for the first time this morning. (Photo by Chase Snider/Pool-KTTS News)

Gypsy Blancharde appeared in Greene County Circuit Court for the first time this morning. (Photo by Chase Snider/Pool-KTTS News)

justice 4jSpringfield, Mo. — Accused mother killer Gypsy R. Blancharde, 23, appeared before Greene County Circuit Court Judge J. Ronald Carrier this morning and pled not guilty to the charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.
Her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, 26, also accused of the murder, waived extradition this morning in Waukesha County Court and will be returned to Springfield for arraignment. Godejohn this morning told the judge he has Asperger syndrome and is not taking any medication.
The pair are charged in the brutal murder of Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee Blancharde. According to police reports the pair killed Dee Dee on or about June 9 and fled to Wisconsin with several thousand dollars that was in the home safe.
Both Gypsy and Godejohn are being held on a million dollar bond.
Gypsy’s attorney public defender Michael Stanfield of Springfield today asked that her case be severed, or separated, from Godejohn’s case.
To see the probable cause statement for both defendants, click HERE.
Judge Carrier today scheduled a motion hearing for 8 a.m. July 20. He scheduled the preliminary hearing for 1 p.m. July 24.
Judge Carrier further ordered that Gypsy have no contact or communication with Godejohn.
News of the murder has almost been overshadowed by the bizarre story that emerged after the killing. Dee Dee apparently used her daughter to fabricate an elaborate scheme that presented Gypsy from an early age as a wheelchair bound, chronically ill child to the world. After moving here from Louisiana they moved into a Habitat for Humanity house and received donations for their support.
Gypsy many times was center of attention at medical and fund raising events; see Hill ’n Holler’s “A Reversal of Fortune: The Tragic Life, Death and Legacy of Dee Dee Blancharde”.
After Dee Dee’s murder Gypsy was able to walk and presented a much different face to the world.
C.L.
Judge J. Ronald Carrier presided over the arraignment of Gypsy Blancharde Monday. (Photo by Chase Snider/Pool-KTTS News)

Judge J. Ronald Carrier presided over the arraignment of Gypsy Blancharde Monday. (Photo by Chase Snider/Pool-KTTS News)

Public defender Michael Stanfield consults with Gypsy Blancharde. (Photo by Chase Snider/pool-KTTS News)

Public defender Michael Stanfield consults with Gypsy Blancharde. (Photo by Chase Snider/pool-KTTS News)

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