Gypsy Rose Blanchard, now 32, has been granted parole after serving several years in prison for her role in the death of her mother, Clauddinnea “Dee Dee” Blanchard, in Springfield, Missouri in 2015. Blanchard, who authorities said was a prisoner in her own home for years, convinced her online boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to travel from Wisconsin to Missouri and murder her mother. Dee Dee Blanchard was found stabbed 17 times in her bed in June 2015.
Blanchard pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while Godejohn was convicted of first-degree murder and received a life sentence. The case gained national attention due to the shocking nature of the crime and the years of abuse suffered by Blanchard.
Blanchard’s story has been featured in various media outlets, including the HBO Documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” “Dr. Phil,” and series on Lifetime and Hulu. She is set to be released from prison on December 28, 2023, according to a representative for the Missouri Department of Corrections.