As her ex-boyfriend awaits sentencing for first-degree murder, Munchausen victim Gypsy Blanchard is close to receiving her high school diploma behind bars, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
In an interview with RadarOnline.com on Wednesday, Gypsy's father, Rod Blanchard, said the 27-year-old – who is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence for killing her mom, Dee Dee – is thriving behind bars.
"Gypsy's doing fine. We spoke to her yesterday," Rod explained. "She's getting her GED very soon."
Radar previously reported that the Mommy Dead and Dearest subject has discovered a long-term goal of having a career in cosmetology.
As Radar readers know, Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of her mom in 2015. Gypsy claimed she plotted the murder with her ex boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, who she met online.
On Nov. 15, a Missouri jury ruled Godejohn guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Dee Dee's death. Godejohn was accused of stabbing the mother to death while Gypsy listened in another room.
Gypsy's story garnered attention from all over the country, as her mother's murder revealed that the troubled daughter was a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Dee Dee allegedly duped family members, neighbors and even doctors into believing that Gypsy suffered from muscular dystrophy and leukemia. She kept Gypsy confined to a wheelchair, isolated and out of school.
Since Dee Dee's death, Gypsy has reconnected with her father and her step-mom, Kristy Blanchard. The prisoner's father revealed to Radar that he believes she's remained "brave" while behind bars.
Gypsy reportedly will be eligible for parole before her 10-year sentence is up.
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