Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the Missouri woman who murdered her mother after being forced by her for years to portray herself as terminally ill, is engaged. Earlier this year, the year-old quietly announced to family and friends that she and her boyfriend are getting married, family friend Fancy Macelli tells PEOPLE. The couple has known each other for a year and a half and started dating after meeting as pen pals while Blanchard was behind bars. Blanchard is currently serving a year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the June stabbing death of her mother , Dee Dee Blanchard.
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By Jackie Salo. Godejohn faces first-degree murder charges in Greene County court for allegedly stabbing the mom in the back 17 times while she was asleep in her bedroom. The couple — who met through the dating site Christian Dating for Free — allegedly plotted for a year to kill Dee Dee so they could be together. Am I still coming there to do this?
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Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Nicholas Godejohn met online and dated for more than a year before her mother's murder, her family says. In the hours after her mother, Dee Dee, was stabbed to death in June , authorities say Gypsy Rose Blanchard felt free for the first time in years. Gypsy, then 23, was celebrating that newfound freedom with her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, then 26, at a local motel in Springfield, Missouri, according to authorities. The case baffled Missouri officials: To those that knew her in Springfield, Gypsy was wheelchair-bound and seemingly suffering from muscular dystrophy, leukemia and other ailments.
Rod Blanchard is standing by his daughter Gypsy Rose Blanchard, convicted of second-degree murder in her mother Dee Dee's stabbing death, saying his ex-wife 'asked for what she got. Blanchard, 27, reportedly told her friends and family that she and her boyfriend, who was not named, are getting married, according to a family friend. The documentary followed the case of Blanchard and her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, 48, who was stabbed to death in Gypsy Rose Blanchard left opened up about the abuse she endured from her mother, Dee Dee right , before her murder.