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Here's What You Need to Know About Nicholas Godejohn, Who Killed His Girlfriend's Mother to Stop Her Abuse


By now, chances are you've at least heard of the murder of Dee Dee Blancharde at the hands of her daughter Gypsy Rose and boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn. It was the subject of the 2016 long-form Buzzfeed essay, "Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered," then the 2017 HBO documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest.

And this past year, the case was even fictionalized and embellished for Hulu's The Act, starring Joey King as Gypsy Rose and Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee, the Munchausen-by-proxy (now renamed FDIA, factitious disorder imposed on another), overly protective mother who kept her daughter wheelchair-bound and tube-fed until she was violently murdered herself.