Deedee Blanchard was found to have been murdered by her daughter and her boyfriend. The daughter was going to receive 30 years imprisonment but upon the court hearing of the crimes to which she has been subjected by her mother which presented the backdrop to Deedee’s murder, they reduced this to 10 years for Gypsy Rose.
Does this suggest that in some sense or other, the crimes of Deedee against her daughter were somehow “worth” 20 years of imprisonment?
Regardless, if Deedee’s abuse of Gypsy Rose had occurred in any given jurisdiction (first and foremost her own in the US), what would she have been guilty of, and what sort of sentences might she have expected to receive?
I’m most interested in the likely sentences in the U.S., including any states folks may especially know about, and then England & Wales, and then any other European or other global jurisdictions.
It’s really hard to encapsulate the extent of the depravity of Deedee’s abuse of her daughter, but it amounted to insisting to her and to society that she was terminally ill and spuriously subjecting her to copious harmful medical treatments, not allowing her to stand or walk out of her wheelchair, socialise, live normally, and forcing her to be very malnourished.