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Munchausen Syndrome

Here's yet another case ... This Colorado woman promoted charitable considerations for her allegedly ill daughter, who eventually died in 2017. The mother's now been indicted for murder ...
Mom who touted daughter’s ‘bucket list’ accused in her death

A Colorado mother who sought donations to cover medical treatments for her daughter and promoted the girl’s “bucket list” of dreams to fulfill before she died has been indicted on a murder charge in the 7-year-old’s death that was previously believed to be from a terminal disease.

In a grand jury indictment revealed Monday, Kelly Renee Turner, 41, also known as Kelly Gant, was charged with 13 criminal counts that included child abuse, theft and charitable fraud in the death of Olivia Gant in 2017. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.apnews.com/f47479c0c58f4739a49123240f509d50/gallery/52a81806a2004a1ab75e5cc9441fb5d3
Former victim of Munchausen by proxy Gypsy Rose Blanchard has now been granted parole and will be out of prison on december.
Interesting case here. Was it Münchhausen by Proxy?

http://rt.com/usa/166932-justina-pellet ... urns-home/

One thing I love about these Fora here at FMB is the longevity of our content - and thus the ability to apply up to 20 years' hindsight on earlier posts.

Justina Pelletier, now in her early 20s, did in fact have a mitochondrial genetic disorder although due to neurological factors a degree of somatic illness is possible. She recently had a stroke and has also appeared in a documentary about her case:

From https://www.newsweek.com/battle-jus...appened-where-now-peacock-documentary-1766611

"...Filming on February 26, 2022, Justina described her experiences at Boston Children's Hospital. Justina, then aged 23, said she "didn't like" being in the facility in 2013 and said "it was hard and lonely" to be there.

A geneticist, Dr. Richard Boles, explained in the documentary that Justina's DNA sequence shows that she does have a complex form of mitochondrial disease. Dr Boles added that many of his patients with the illness do have some level of somatoform disorder as the disease impacts their nervous system..."
Former victim of Munchausen by proxy Gypsy Rose Blanchard has now been granted parole and will be out of prison on december.

She's out. Her boyfriend should have his prison sentence commuted.

A woman who killed her abusive mother in a case that gripped the US has been released from prison after spending more than seven years behind bars.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, 32, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Dee Dee Blanchard in Missouri in 2015. After years of abuse and invasive unnecessary surgery, she plotted with her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn. The case sparked intense media interest and spawned a number of documentary series and TV shows.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard walked out of Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri early on Thursday morning, having served seven years of a 10-year sentence. Her boyfriend Godejohn, whom she met online, is still behind bars serving a life sentence without parole.

Certainly has echos of the Gypsy Rose Blanchard case.

A “shocking forgery" has been handed into a court falsely claiming a mother, who is alleged to have drugged her children with a view to feigning their illness, had won custody of her children.

At the Family Law Court, Judge Alec Gabbett called on Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to investigate the matter.The judge said the "fraudulent" letter purported to be from a solicitor from the Legal Aid Board telling his client and the mother concerned she had won sole custody of her children. Judge Gabbett said the letter was handed into a judge in a court in another county, where he said the presiding judge said the letter was a clear attempt to mislead the court and could potentially be a criminal matter.

Judge Gabbett said the mother concerned “is a very, very manipulative person”.

"This is a woman who allegedly drugged a child with a view to feigning illness. The child for a number of years was completely and utterly helpless — so much so that when the child’s father brought her to be examined in hospital it was the first time that the child was awake for an examination.”

The judge likened the case to the Gypsy Rose case in the US where a woman, Dee Dee Blanchard, falsely claimed her daughter, Gypsy Rose, had suffered from numerous illnesses as a child.

Judge Gabbett said: "This is almost on all fours with the Gypsy Rose case in the US — this is a case where the children were effectively drugged. The mother tried to feign illness for the second child — the second child allegedly had a heart condition but the child didn’t have any heart condition. The mother is applying for custody and she tries to say she got custody." ...