polo shirt wholesale Gypsy Blanchard describes strange days leading up to mother’s brutal slaying
Near the end of his two part televised interview with Gypsy Blanchard, psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw told the alleged victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy that she needed to “own her part” in the murder of her mom and that he condemns what she did.
“Nick (Godejohn) is going to have to own what he’s done,” McGraw said. “And you have to own your part. Your mother wasn’t even on his radar until you put her there.”
“This is not a typical situation. You are both victim and perpetrator,” McGraw said. “You were chronically victimized by a sick and demented woman if she’s done all the things it appears and the records reflect that she has done to you.”
Blanchard pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the stabbing death of her mother in their Springfield home in 2015 and is serving a 10 year prison term.
Blanchard admitted that she arranged for her online boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, 27, to travel from Wisconsin to Springfield to stab her mother to death inside their home.
Godejohn has been charged with first degree murder. His case is still moving through the court system.
Gypsy Blanchard, 24, is in a Missouri prison, serving a 10 year sentence for her role in the stabbing death of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. She is seen here in the HBO documentary Dead and Dearest.
McGraw asked Blanchard how she felt about Godejohn now.
“I can’t stand him because I went from one abusive person to another,” she said. “I asked him a question. I asked him to kill my mother. But I didn’t hold a gun to his head and make him do it. He seemed more happy to do it than anything.”
Blanchard said she is angry that Godejohn didn’t take a more “responsible” approach to helping Blanchard get away from her mother, like calling the police and reporting the abuse.
Gypsy and Dee Dee Blanchard came to Springfield from Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Dee Dee convinced neighbors and Gypsy’s doctors that Gypsy suffered from various ailments, including leukemia, muscular dystrophy and seizures. Neighbors and national organizations provided monetary donations, trips to Disney World and even housing, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.
Dee Dee Blanchard kept Gypsy’s head shaved and forced her to use a wheelchair even though there was nothing wrong with her legs. Dee Dee Blanchard also convinced a physician to put a feeding tube into Gypsy and would tell people that Gypsy was mentally incompetent.
“On one hand, can it be looked at as self defense?” McGraw asked Blanchard. “She was dicing you up, girl. How many surgeries did you have?”
About 30 different procedures, Blanchard responded, including multiple eye, leg and throat surgeries. Blanchard’s salivary glands were also removed.
“You have been cut open. You had parts taken out of you. You got hacked up. You got poisoned,” McGraw said. “Your childhood was stolen from you. Your adolescence was stolen from you.”
Blanchard told McGraw that she is working on forgiving her mother, as well as forgiving herself.
“You are very conflicted right now. I mean, you feel guilty on one hand and very exploited on another,” McGraw said. “That is because both things are true. You were terribly victimized. You were tortured as a child year after year after year.
“It’s just a perfect storm of bad circumstance and bad psyche,” he continued. “I think that is why they were willing to make a plea deal with you instead of dropping the hammer on you.”
A 500 year old vampire named Victor?McGraw reminded the audience at least three times that anything Blanchard said about Godejohn was just allegations. Godejohn has not admitted to any crimes, and he has not yet been convicted, McGraw said.
Blanchard told McGraw that she had been in a mostly online relationship with Godejohn for nearly three years.
She said Godejohn had multiple personalities, including a 500 year old vampire named Victor.
“He had other personalities that were much more violent and scary, such as the one he called the ‘Black One.’ He would just talk in this horrible and scary voice,” she said. “He would talk about how he wanted to kill me and how he wanted to rape me.”
McGraw reminded Blanchard that she still wanted to meet Godejohn.
“I was in love, or I thought I was in love, with the good side of him,” she responded. “I was very, very naive back then. I never had a boyfriend. I didn’t know a good relationship from a bad one. All I knew of love was what my mother showed me.”
McGraw pressed on, asking Blanchard about the sexual conversations the erotic role playing and talk of sadomasochism she had with Godejohn on the internet.
had alter egos as well, right? he asked.
Blanchard said she created alter egos to “fit his.”
There was Kitty, whom Blanchard described as a “little girl,” and Candy, whom Blanchard described as a “vixen.”