Originally sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder of her mother, Dee Dee, Gypsy Blanchard claimed she was a victim of her mother’s abuse. She alleged that Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, fabricating illnesses such as leukemia, asthma, and muscular dystrophy for Gypsy.
During Blanchard’s trial, she and her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, were found guilty of conspiring to murder Dee Dee. Godejohn stabbed and killed her in her home, leading to his conviction for first-degree murder and a life sentence. Blanchard, now 32, was recently released on parole.
In a recent interview with People, Gypsy Blanchard expressed regret for her role in conspiring to kill her mother. She stated, “Nobody will ever hear me say I’m glad she’s dead or I’m proud of what I did. I regret it every single day.” Blanchard acknowledged that her mother was a sick woman and admitted, “She didn’t deserve that. She was a sick woman, and unfortunately, I wasn’t educated enough to see that. She deserved to be where I am, sitting in prison doing time for criminal behavior.”