Gypsy Rose Blanchard, convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard is asking for her supporters to help her in an effort to gain an early release from prison.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Blanchard, 27, sent an email to unspecified recipients asking them to write letters to the parole board and Missouri Governor Mike Parson requesting her early release from prison. She is currently serving a 10-year-sentence and reportedly said in the letter that she is up for parole in December 2021.
“I am respectfully asking all who wish me an early release to please aid my father in his efforts for my freedom,” Blanchard wrote in the email obtained by the newspaper, which a family friend reportedly confirmed was authentic.
Blanchard was convicted for her role in the murder of her mother in June 2015. She solicited her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn to kill her mother by stabbing her in her bed, after years of being kept under close monitoring of her mother Dee Dee, who claimed that her daughter suffered from numerous serious health issues, many of which were fabricated. Godejohn was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life sentence.
Last week, sources revealed to People magazine that Gypsy was engaged to a man she met 18 months ago online.
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