Munchausen Syndrome is a little-known condition that affects mothers who care for their children as if they were sick, despite them being completely healthy. This is the disease suffered by Dee Dee Blanchard, who spent 21 years trying to treat her daughter for and imposing on her diseases that she did not have. She had claimed that Gypsy suffered from Leukemia, Asthma, Muscular Dystrophy and several other chronic conditions and had the mental capacity of a seven-year-old due to brain damage she suffered as a result of her premature birth.
Gipsy, the girl, always used a wheelchair for mobility and lived with her mother, who seemed totally devoted to her, and didn’t leave her at any time of the day. Dee Dee, in addition to being more happy thinking that she was indispensable to her daughter, wanted to take advantage and make money off of this whole situation.
After seeing a post on Facebook one evening neighbors called the police and they later found Dee Dee. Gypsy was later found in Wisconsin where she had traveled with a male friend she had met online.
Gypsy posted on her wall on Facebook the following: “That bitch is dead!”.
This showed that Gypsy was the one who had executed the murder. Apparently, the girl had a double life and had met Nicholas Godejohn, a man older than her who helped to plan and carry out the murder of Dee Dee.
It was he who confessed to the murder before a judge and his trial has been set for November 2018. Gypsy took a plea bargain and was sentenced to ten years in jail.