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Gypsy Rose Blanchard will be released from prison early

Gypsy Rose Blanchard will be released from prison early

Blanchard pleaded guilty to the murder of Clauddine 'Dee Dee' Blanchard in 2016

Killer Gypsy Rose Blanchard is set to be released early from prison after confessing to the murder of Clauddine 'Dee Dee' Blanchard in 2016.

Blanchard was sentenced to ten years in jail for plotting to kill her mom Clauddine, known as Dee Dee, in 2015.

Accomplice Nicholas Godejohn, Blanchard's boyfriend at the time, was handed a life sentence for his role in the death of Dee Dee in 2018.

Godejohn admitted to killing Dee Dee in an attempt to help Blanchard escape from her mother.

Dee Dee was alleged to have forced Blanchard to use a wheelchair for most of her life, even though she did not need it. She also allegedly even tied up Blanchard in a bed when she tried to get away.

The mom is reported to have suffered from 'Munchausen by proxy'. While Muchausen syndrome sees someone making up or exaggerating a condition they are suffering from, when it is by proxy it is fabricating that someone else is suffering from a condition they in fact do not have.

Blanchard, now 32, has previously said that even though she is in prison, she feels more free in jail than she ever did when she was living with her mother.

Now, however, The Department of Corrections in Missouri has confirmed that she will be released from prison before the full jail term has been served.

Dee Dee  allegedly fabricated her daughter's medical conditions.

She is set to be released from jail after serving seven years of her ten-year-long sentence, and is set to be release on parole December 28 2023.

She told 20/20: “I feel like I’m freer in prison, than with living with my mom. Because now, I’m allowed to … just live like a normal woman.”

In a 2018 documentary about the incident called Gypsy's Revenge, she said: “I couldn’t just jump out of the wheelchair because I was afraid and I didn’t know what my mother would do.

“I didn’t have anyone to trust.”

Blanchard shocked the court when she walked into her first appearance unassisted. Everyone who knew her had believed that she was wheelchair bound.

Dee Dee had been a full-time carer for her, claiming that the young Blanchard suffered from conditions including chromosomal defects, epilepsy, sleep apnea, leukaemia, and severe asthma.

Blanchard shocked the court by walking into her hearing unassisted.

As part of the charade, she allegedly even made her daughter shave her head to give the appearance that she had lost her hair as a result of chemotherapy.

Blanchard had met Godejohn online and started a relationship, before revealing her mom's alleged behavior to him. The pair had plotted to kill her in order to be together, with Godejohn reportedly stabbing Dee Dee while Blanchard waited in the bathroom.

Early release on parole is common practice in the US penal system. It can be granted depending on factors such as good behaviour, evidence of rehabilitation, and participation in constructive activities while serving time.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube / Dr Phil / GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Topics: Crime, News, True crime, US News, Gypsy Rose Blanchard