In a 2017 interview unearthed this week, Gypsy Rose Blanchard recalled the feeling she had after her role in killing her mother two years earlier.
As CrimeOnline has previously reported, the 27-year-old is serving a 10-year prison sentence for murder in the second degree for conspiring with then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn — behind bars for life for a first-degree murder conviction — to kill her abusive mother.
She sat down with Dr. Phil McGraw for an interview on his talk show. He shared a previously unaired clip from that interview in an Instagram post last week, according to Fox News.
“I put my hands over my ears and then it all went quiet,” she said.
The victim, Dee Dee Blanchard, screamed her daughter’s name as she died from the stab wounds being inflicted by Godejohn, Gypsy Rose Blanchard told McGraw.
She described the “prison” she was living in as a reported victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, through which her mother allegedly forced her to live as though she suffered from a range of invented maladies.
“The prison that I was living in before, with my mom, it’s, like, I couldn’t walk,” she said. “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.”
Despite the abuse she said she endured, Gypsy Rose Blanchard asserted that “no matter what, murder is not OK.”
Nevertheless, she felt her sentence was unnecessarily harsh.
“But at the same time, I don’t believe I deserve as many years as I got,” she told McGraw.
[Featured image: Gypsy Rose Blanchard, video screenshot]