Credit - Nathan Papes, Springfield News-Leader

Convicted murderer Nicholas Godejohn has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in stabbing Dee Dee Blanchard to death at her home in Greene County in 2014.

A jury convicted Godejohn, who is from Wisconsin, of first-degree murder in Nov. 2018.

Dee Dee Blanchard’s daughter, Gypsy, is currently serving ten years in prison for her role in the murder. Gypsy was convicted of second-degree murder in July 2016.

Gypsy claims she suffered years of abuse at the hands of her mother, including being falsely treated for leukemia and a seizure disorder, among other physical and mental problems. She was confined to a wheel chair for many years despite being able to walk.

Gypsy testified in Godejohn’s trial that she secretly communicated with him for three years before requesting that he help her murder her mother.

Godejohn reportly stabbed Dee Dee to death, then took a bus with Gypsy back to his home in Wisconsin. He was arrested a few days later.

Despite a series of tests of Godejohn’s intelligence and mental health, the prosecution’s psychologist argued he was just barely within the diagnoses of autism. The defense’s psychologist argued Godejohn had childhood and mental disabilities.