This week on Dr. Phil’s podcast “The Killer Thorn of Gypsy Rose: Analysis of a Murder” Gypsy Rose Blanchard opened up about the moment her mother was murdered.
The Missouri woman serving 10 years in prison for her role in killing her mom, Dee Dee Blanchard, in 2015, recounted the days she and her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn began to plot her death.
The victim of abuse said the day of the stabbing her mother was screaming her name for help. “I put my hands over my ears and then it all went quiet,” she said in a soundbite.
In a previous interview with the talk show host, Gypsy Rose, claims her mother tried to convince everyone she was ill and disabled since childhood. And at one point she got put in a wheelchair as a cancer patient even though she was a healthy child.
However, the young woman knew she wasn’t sick and wanted to escape from her mom.
In an ABC “20/20” interview, Gypsy Rose said she “felt like a prisoner” before her mother’s fatal stabbing:
“The prison that I was living in before, with my mom, it’s, like, I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t have friends. I couldn’t go outside, you know, and play with friends or anything.”
“Over here, I feel like I’m freer in prison than with living with my mom. Because now, I’m allowed to … just live like a normal woman.”
Experts have said that Dee Dee likely suffered from Munchausen syndrome.
The mental illness causes a caretaker to exaggerate or induce illness in a child for attention and sympathy.
Gypsy Rose told Dr. Phil she was tortured as a child and believed at the time that killing her mother was her only exit.
The three-part series is available on Apple podcasts.
Watch the video below: