Gypsy Blanchard's Bombshell Testimony At Nicholas Godejohn's Trial
Gypsy Blanchard took the stand today in defense of her former boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, who is on trial for the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard.
The 27-year-old, who is currently serving a 10-year sentence for her role in the murder, said she came up with the idea to kill her mother and convinced Godejohn to go along with it.
In 2015, Godejohn fatally stabbed Dee Dee. But Gypsy stated in court that she masterminded the murder.
"I wanted to be free of her hold on me," Gypsy Blanchard said, according to the Springfield News-Leader. “I talked him into it.” She also admitted that she had been thinking of murdering her mother for a year before it happened.
Her motive, she said, was fear of her mother’s abuse. Gypsy said that when she tried to run away in 2011, her mother starved her, beat her, and chained her to a bed.
"She smashed my cell phone," Gypsy said in court.
She testified that Dee Dee forced her to use a wheelchair and told her she had cancer, muscular dystrophy, seizure disorder, and other ailments.
Gypsy did admit that she might not have thought that murdering her mother was the only way out — she had come up with a plan previously to get pregnant with Godejohn, thinking that would force Dee Dee to accept the relationship. But Godejohn said that his mother wouldn't allow him to do that, so they moved on to the next plan.
Gypsy claimed it was Godejohn who chose stabbing as the method to kill her mother, and said she had sent Godejohn a picture of a knife so that he could approve it.
She then paid for Nicholas Godejohn to take a bus to Springfield, stole the knife from Walmart, and provided him with gloves before the homicide.
Gypsy admitted that she did not think that she would get caught. She planned on living the rest of her life in Wisconsin with Godejohn, and said that she loved him.
Gypsy said she also started to steal baby clothes during trips to Walmart in anticipation of starting a family with Godejohn.
When she talked to Godejohn, Gypsy revealed that she used "multiple" personalities. These included "Demona," who was a half-werewolf and half-human girl; a childish persona named "Kitty"; her "slutty side," desribed as "Candy"; and "Ruby," her "evil side."
Gypsy also testified about her S&M role-play with Godejohn, saying she was the slave and he was the master.
Nicholas Godejohn told Judge David Jones he will not testify in his own defense.
Dr. Kent Franks, a Springfield psychologist, took the stand and said it would be difficult for Nicholas Godejohn to deliberate because of his autism spectrum disorder.
Franks said in court that Nicholas Godejohn has an IQ of 82, which he classified as "low-average." He also said Godejohn struggles with his memory and processing speed — and often forgets to shower or brush his teeth.
Later in the afternoon, Robert Denney, a psychologist, said he examined Godejohn and diagnosed him with autism spectrum disorder “level one” – which is a less severe version of the autism spectrum disorder.
The trial continues.
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