SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The psychologist for a man accused in the last year’s stabbing death of a Springfield woman will be allowed to testify during the trial.
Nicholas Godejohn and Gypsy Blanchard are accused of killing Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee Blanchard.
A judge heard the testimony today and decided to allow Godejohn’s psychologist to testify.
The defense argues his autism spectrum disorder prohibited Godejohn from deliberating to try and bring a first-degree murder charge to a second-degree charge.
But the state disputes his mental disease interfered with his ability to deliberate.