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Nicholas Godejohn enters the courtroom for his arraignment. (Pool photo - Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

Nicholas Godejohn enters the courtroom for his arraignment. (Pool photo – Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

Springfield, Mo. — Nicholas Godejohn today pleaded not guilty to 1st Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action in the Dee Dee Blancharde murder case.
Godejohn’s arraignment was this afternoon before Judge J. Ronald Carrier. Godejohn arrived at the Greene County Jail Wednesday, July 8, after being held at the Waukesha County, Wis., Jail since June 16 and waiving extradition on June 29.
Godejohn and Gypsy Blancharde are charged in the brutal murder of Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee. According to police reports the pair killed Dee Dee at her Springfield home 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, June 29 asked that her case be severed, or separated, from Godejohn’s case. Gypsy’s arraignment was on that date. Judge Carrier ordered that Gypsy have no contact or communication with Godejohn.
Godejohn is being represented by Dewayne Franklin Perry and Stephanie J. Bullard, both of the District 30 Public Defender office in Bolivar.
Perry today filed a motion for change of judge. Bullard July 10 filed a motion for discovery before the Preliminary Hearing and a motion to record or transcribe all Associate Court proceedings. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney James A. Whiteside today filed opposition to both motions.
Judge Carrier has scheduled a motions hearing for 8 a.m. July 20.
Gypsy’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 24. If the cases are separated, Godejohn’s preliminary hearing will be at 3 p.m.
To view the Probable Cause statement covering both suspects, click HERE.
Another view of Nicholas Godejohn entering the courtroom.  (Pool photo - Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

Another view of Nicholas Godejohn entering the courtroom. (Pool photo – Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

Judge J. Ronald Carrier presides over the arraignment of Nicholas Godejohn (Pool photo - Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

Judge J. Ronald Carrier presides over the arraignment of Nicholas Godejohn (Pool photo – Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

Nicholas Godejohn's attorneys -- public defenders Dwayne F. Perry and Stephanie J. Bullard -- address Judge J. Ronald Carrier (Pool photo - Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

Nicholas Godejohn’s attorneys — public defenders Dwayne F. Perry and Stephanie J. Bullard — address Judge J. Ronald Carrier (Pool photo – Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader)

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