10-year sentence, abuse, armed criminal action, Aug. 9, Claudinea Blancharde, Dee Dee Blancharde, exploitation, first degree murder, Greene County MO, guilty plea, Gypsy Blancharde, invalid, Judge Calvin Holden, medical fraud, mitigating circumstances, Nicholas Godejohn, Nov. 28, plea bargain, pre-trial conference, Probable Cause, second degree murder, Springfield MO, trial date, working the system
Godejohn is still charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action for the stabbing of Claudinea “Dee Dee” Blancharde last year.
Gypsy Blancharde recently pled guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years.
Godejohn says he killed Dee Dee at the request of Gypsy, who had been held prisoner by her mother in a bizarre tale of exploitation and abuse that formed the mitigating circumstances that led the prosecution to offer a reduced charge of second degree murder to Gypsy on July 5
The pair, who met on Facebook, waited until Dee Dee fell asleep, killed her, took several thousand dollars out of the house safe, and hopped a bus to Godejohn’s home in Big Bend, Wis. They were found and arrested after several incriminating posts were made on Dee Dee’s Facebook Page.
Gypsy had been used as a medical fraud by Dee Dee from childhood. Dee Dee forced Gypsy to pose as a medical invalid in a wheelchair to work the system for financial gain.
To view the probable cause statement for the case, click HERE.
Godejohn’s pre-trial conference is scheduled for Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. before Judge Holden.