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Gypsy Rose Blanchard says she regrets killing her mum as she's released from prison early

Britt Jones

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard says she regrets killing her mum as she's released from prison early

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard has said that she regrets killing her mum.

As Gypsy Rose Blanchard has been released today after being granted parole in September, a lot of public interest has been on her case.

Questions about whether she regretted having her mother murdered was a big thing that people wanted answers to, regardless of differing opinions about whether Gypsy Rose deserved jail time or not.

But spending eight years in prison led to a lot of reflection and sometimes, she played back the events on 2015 in her mind.

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The 32-year-old spent her entire childhood being subjected to unnecessary procedures and medications due to her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard convincing Gypsy Rose and health care professionals that she had a range of illnesses.

Her mother also massively benefitted from charity, which included flights, a specialist car and a disability safe home, which was tailored to Gypsy’s needs.

But the day of the murder and her role in it is still as clear as ever to Gypsy Rose.

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She told PEOPLE: "I was desperate to get out of that situation."

This desperation is allegedly what led her to ask to boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn to kill her mother while she waited in the bathroom.

She said: "If I had another chance to redo everything, I don't know if I would go back to when I was a child and tell my aunts and uncles that I'm not sick and mommy makes me sick or, if I would travel back to just the point of that conversation with Nick and tell him, 'You know what, I'm going to go tell the police everything.' I kind of struggle with that."

Gypsy Rose had her mother killed. Credit: ABC News
Gypsy Rose had her mother killed. Credit: ABC News
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But she went on to say that she ‘regrets’ what she did to her mother.

Telling PEOPLE: “Nobody will ever hear me say I'm glad she's dead or I'm proud of what I did. I regret it every single day."

Gypsy Rose was in a ‘domestic violence’ type of relationship with her mother, and also kept in the dark about her alleged ailments.

She said: "Obviously I knew that I could walk and didn't need a feeding tube, but everything else was a really big confusion for me.”

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"Whenever I'd question it my mother would say I'd had a seizure the night before and didn't remember. There was always an excuse,” she added.

Gypsy was forced to use a wheelchair. Credit: HBO
Gypsy was forced to use a wheelchair. Credit: HBO

But it was when her mother wanted to try and force a larynx procedure on her by threatening power of attorney, that Gypsy Rose decided to plan Dee Dee’s death with her boyfriend, who she met online on a dating chat site.

She explained: "I just wasn't having it."

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After attempting to run away, it wasn’t long until she was found and taken back home.

"She found me, brought me back and put in place paperwork saying I was incompetent and she had power of attorney over me,” Gypsy rose reveals.

For his role in killing Dee Dee, Godejohn received a life sentence, but he doesn’t feel the same remorse.

According to recent reports, he admitted that he'd do it again if it meant saving Gypsy.

But Gypsy Rose, says ‘she didn't deserve that’.

She added: “She was a sick woman and unfortunately I wasn't educated enough to see that. She deserved to be where I am, sitting in prison doing time for criminal behavior."

Gypsy Rose is set to share her story about life in prison on Lifetime's new docuseries The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, which is due to premiere on 5 January.

Topics: Crime, News, True Crime, US News, Life, Real Life

Britt Jones
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