Tag: Munchausen by Proxy
Over the last 50 years, men have committed murder 10 times more often than women. But just because a woman's fingerprints aren't at the crime scene doesn't mean her fingerprints weren't on the plan. A&E Real Crime looks at some of the most memorable cases.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, are both in prison for the 2015 murder of Gypsy's mom, Dee Dee Blanchard, who was believed to have an attention-seeking psychological condition known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. A&E Real Crime spoke with her father, Rod Blanchard, to learn how Gypsy is doing in prison.
Gayani DeSilva, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist and author, tells us about the warning signs of Munchausen syndrome and why cases involving the disorder—like that of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard-—are so horrifyingly fascinating.