What Can Bring a Little Girl To Do Something so Outrageous?

The hapless Gypsy Rose ordered the brutal stabbing of her mother Dee Dee – which forced her to fake cancer, use a wheelchair, take unnecessary teeth-rotting medications and pretend to be a child.

Gypsy Blanchard with her mother

Gypsy Blanchard today is a twenty-seven-year-old Missouri woman who is in prison on murder charges following the death in June 2015 of her 48-year-old mother Claudine “Dee Dee” Blanchard at their home near Springfield.

Gypsy and Dee Dee’s is a very particular story, so much that it has also inspired a documentary on Netflix. Before the crime, many associations, friends, neighbors, ordinary people helped Dee Dee and Gypsy financially and beyond. This is because, according to what Dee Dee told the television and stated on her facebook wall, her daughter Gypsy was suffering from a series of diseases that forced her to live on a wheelchair, to take drugs every day and above all not to have the same life as her peers.

Tales that had made the rounds of America and that had mobilized thousands of people to help the unfortunate girl and her loving mother who looked after her without ever complaining. Mother and daughter had thus obtained money and even a home. But actually, Gypsy was a girl with no health problems. The truth was discovered only after her mother’s murder, committed by the same daughter together with her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, whom she had met in 2012 on the net, secretly from her mother.

During the trial Gypsy Blanchard wanted to testify, revealing what her mother had done to her and explaining that the idea of ​​killing her had been his.

After Dee Dee Blanchard’s body was found in her home, her daughter Gypsy was tracked down to Wisconsin, where she had escaped to Nicholas’ home. The version that the girl told the authorities left America in shock.

She declared that she did not suffer from any disease, and did not need any medical treatment. In short, the mother probably suffering from a mental disorder that pushes those affected to cause illness and disease in children or grandchildren to obtain esteem and credits from others, would have for years cheated various associations, people, but above all ruined the life of the young daughter.

Gypsy and Nicholas ended up in prison and now a judge will have to decide what was the man’s role in the murder, and decide whether or not to give him a life sentence, while Gypsy was sentenced to 10 years in prison following a plea bargain.

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Noemi Teti


IIIA Liceo Scientifico Chiaravalle Centrale (CZ)


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