Portland writer found guilty after killing her husband four years ago 

Portland: The author, romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71-year-old, who wrote an essay of the title “How to Murder Your Husband”, has fatally shot her own husband four years ago.

According to the sources, the jury of seven women and five men have found the 71-year-old guilty of second-degree murder for killing her own husband on Wednesday after deliberating over two days in chef Daniel Brophy’s death. 

The 63-year-old Brophy was killed on June 2, 2018, as he prepped for work at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Southwest Portland. 

Moreover, Crampton Brophy displayed no visible reaction inside the crowded Multnomah County courtroom on Wednesday.

The prosecutors shared the information with jurors that Crampton Brophy was motivated by money issues and a life insurance policy. 

Along with this, Crampton Brophy outlined, at the time of trial, that she had no reason to kill her husband, as well as that their financial problems had been mainly solved by cashing in a chunk of Brophy’s retirement savings plan. 

She owned the same make as well as the model of gun that was used to kill her husband as well as was also observed in the camera footage driving to and from the culinary institute, court exhibits and court testimony showed. 

In addition, till now, the official has not discovered the gun that has killed Brophy. The Prosecutors alleged Crampton Brophy swapped out the barrel of the weapon used in the shooting and then discarded the barrel. 

In addition, the defence attorneys said that the gun parts were the inspiration for Crampton Brophy’s writing and suggested someone else might have killed Brophy during a robbery gone wrong. 

Crampton Brophy has been testified that the time her presence near the culinary school on the day of the death of her husband was a mere was a coincidence and that she had parked in the area to work on her writing. 

Furthermore, Brophy has remained in custody from the time she was arrested in September 2018, several months after her husband was shot. 



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