OGUN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a woman who conspired to kill her mother in 2015 having pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder, was released from the Chillicothe Correctional Center, Missouri, on parole on Thursday.
She had been imprisoned because she had convinced her online boyfriend to kill her mother. Blanchard’s story brought attention to Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a disorder that her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, is said to have suffered from. It also inspired a popular crime drama, a documentary, a book, and more.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard, 32, was freed after eight years rather than the originally scheduled ten, having completed 85 percent of her original sentence.