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Woman found in Wisconsin pleads not guilty in mother's death

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield woman charged with arranging the death of her mother has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-three-year-old Gypsy Blancharde entered the plea Monday during a brief hearing in Greene County Court. She is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the June 14 stabbing death of 48-year-old Clauddinnea "Dee Dee" Blancharde at their home near Springfield.

The Springfield News-Leader reports Blancharde didn't speak during the hearing other than to her lawyer. She was returned to Missouri from Wisconsin on Friday.

Prosecutors allege Blancharde persuaded her 26-year-old boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to kill her mother.

Godejohn is also charged with first-degree murder and is jailed in Wisconsin awaiting extradition.

Authorities have said the Blanchardes pretended that Gypsy was disabled and they had survived Hurricane Katrina so they could collect donations.


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