Springfield woman to stand trial for mother's death
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A judge found probable cause for a 23-year-old Missouri woman accused of arranging her mother's killing to stand trial.
Gypsy Blanchard has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the June 14 stabbing death of 48-year-old Clauddinnea "Dee Dee" Blanchard at their home near Springfield.
Prosecutors alleged Blanchard persuaded her 26-year-old Wisconsin boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to kill her mother. Godejohn also has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.
The Springfield News-Leader reported Blanchard cried during the hearing Friday in Greene County in which photos were shown of the crime scene and a sheriff's deputy described finding her mother, who had been stabbed several times.
Defense lawyer Michael Stanfield lost an effort to keep social media postings from being accepted as evidence.