1st degree murder, boyfriend, Dee Dee Blancharde, Greene County MO, Gypsy Blancharde, Gypsy was mother’s pawn, invalid, Judge Calvin R. Holden, kills mother, medical fraud, Nicholas Godejohn, no death penalty, pre-trial hearing Jan. 11 ‘16, scheme, Springfield MO, strange case, took money from safe, tried together or separately, Wisconsin
Springfield, Mo. — The state Monday announced that they will not seek the death penalty for Gypsy Blancharde, 24, and her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, 26, accused of the murder of Gypsy’s mother Dee Dee Blancharde of Springfield.
The pair will next face a pre-trial hearing before Judge Calvin R. Holden on Jan. 11, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
Godejohn wants to have their cases tried separately, but the prosecution wants the two tried together. The judge has not yet acted on Godejohn’s request.
Currently they are charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action.
Gypsy is accused of murdering a mother, who used her as a pawn for all of her life to fraudulently acquire medical funding, goods services, housing, and donations. Gypsy was kept in a wheel chair, not sent to school, and forced to masquerade as an invalid by her mother.
Gypsy and her “online” boyfriend hatched a scheme, and Godejohn came to Missouri from Wisconsin and stabbed Dee Dee while she was sleeping. They took several thousand dollars from the house safe and fled back to Wisconsin. The crime was discovered after incriminating Facebook posts linked them to Godejohn’s home in Wisconsin.
For more information click HERE to see probable cause in the case.
And see Hill ’n Holler’s “For Dee Dee and Gypsy Blancharde ‘the quality of mercy is not strained’” and “Reversal of Fortune — the tragic life, death, and legacy of Dee Dee Blancharde”.