Text messages between a Wisconsin man on trial for murder and his girlfriend allegedly revealed their gruesome plot to kill her mom, Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard, both excited and titillated them.
The twisted texts in which the couple, Nicholas Godejohn and Gypsy Blanchard, referred to their “evil” sides were shown Wednesday to jurors in Greene County court in Springfield, Missouri.
Godejohn, 29, is being tried for first-degree murder in the June 2015 slaying of 48-year-old Dee Dee, whose stabbing death shocked friends and neighbors not only because of the mother-daughter duo’s tight bond – but also because the investigation exposed that Dee Dee had pretended Gypsy had leukemia and was wheelchair-bound.
The bizarre case was the subject of HBO’s documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” which featured interviews with Gypsy about the alleged abuse related to her mom’s Munchausen by proxy syndrome – a psychological disorder in which a caretaker fakes or causes a child’s sickness.
In her 2016 trial, Gypsy admitted to arranging for Godejohn to kill Dee Dee so she could live with him and escape her mother’s alleged imprisonment and abuse.
Gypsy – who met Godejohn though the dating site Christian Dating for Free – allegedly meticulously planned for her boyfriend to take a bus from Waukesha, Wisconsin, to her home to stab her mother in her sleep, according to texts revealed Wednesday in court.
“For motivation sake bring your A game hun. This is life with me on the line,” then-23-year-old Gypsy allegedly texted her online boyfriend.
The couple’s messages showed they discussed sexual fantasies as they prepared for the gruesome murder, prosecutors said.
Referring to his other personalities, Godejohn texted his girlfriend about the alleged plot saying, “Hun don’t forget you got to deal with My Evil Side first before we have our fun so he may wear you out because if you forgot he is the Most Sexual Part of me.”
“But when he gets you from the Bathroom, I suggest you are naked when he sees you after the Deed,” Godejohn allegedly said to Gypsy in a June 9, 2015, message.
In other messages, Gypsy reportedly advised her boyfriend to run from the home if he couldn’t carry out Dee Dee’s murder – but Godejohn responded saying that he would “finish her no matter what,” according to prosecutors.
“Honey you forgot though he is ruthless and his hatred of her will force her to die though,” the defendant allegedly texted. “You’ll enjoy it.”
Prosecutors contend Godejohn arrived at the Blanchard home and went into Dee Dee’s bedroom, where she was sleeping on her stomach, and stabbed her 17 times in the back.
The prosecution argued this week that Godejohn deliberated the murder on several occasions and acted on his own will. His lawyers, however, revealed their client has been diagnosed with autism and claimed he was manipulated by his girlfriend.
Gypsy, who may testify in the trial, pleaded guilty in 2016 to second-degree murder in connection to the case and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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