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The trial date has been set for Nov. 28 through Dec. 9 with a pre-trial hearing conference set for April 12 at 1:30 p.m. According to the court, this is the last date they can enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) or mental defect, or register expert witnesses.
Judge Holden has not yet acted on the Blancharde defense motion to separate the trials. Nor has he acted on the possibility of a change of venue.
The prosecution has announced that they will not go for the death penalty in this case, which has some unusual circumstances.
Gypsy’s defense Monday told the court they were having difficulty obtaining Gypsy’s Springfield medical records.
Gypsy, now 26, was portrayed to appear much younger by a mother who passed Gypsy off as an invalid and kept Gypsy a virtual prisoner in a wheel chair, not attending school and used to generate money. Later it became obvious she could walk, and had no apparent disabilities.
Godejohn and Gypsy are accused of stabbing Dee Dee while she was sleeping and taking money out of the safe and grabbing a bus for Wisconsin
The pair were caught after an incriminating Facebook message about Dee Dee was posted from Godejohn’s Big Bend, Wisconsin home.
To view the Probable Cause for this case, click HERE.
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”.