‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author found guilty of murdering her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy was found guilty of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP

  • A writer who wrote the essay “How to Murder Your Husband” has been found guilty of murdering her husband.

  • Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was convicted of second degree murder on Wednesday, PA reported.

  • The sentencing comes four years after her husband, Daniel Brophy, was found dead in a kitchen.

A romance novelist who wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” has been found guilty of murdering her husband.

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was convicted of second degree murder on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The sentencing came four years after her chief husband, Daniel Brophy, was found dead in the kitchen of a culinary school.

On June 2, 2018, Brophy was shot while preparing to work at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, where he taught classes, AP reported.

The outlet said Crampton Brophy displayed no visible reaction in the crowded courtroom when the verdict in the case was announced.

Prosecutors told jurors the writer had been in financial difficulty and was seeking to collect life insurance policies from her husband, the outlet said.

But at trial, she denied the charges against her.

Crampton Brophy also said the CCTV footage that placed her at the crime scene only showed her looking for inspiration for her writing, AFP reported. She also said the missing weapon, which police believe to be the murder weapon, was purchased as part of a search for a novel, the outlet said.

His lawyers plan to appeal the conviction, AP reported.

Crampton Brophy, who faces life in prison, has written romance novels including ‘The Wrong Lover’ and ‘The Wrong Husband’. But it was her 2011 blog post titled “How to Murder Your Husband” that received a lot of public attention after his arrest in September 2018.

The essay, which is still accessible via the Internet Archive, discussed different methods of killing an unwanted spouse without getting caught, AFP reported.

“What I know about murder is that each of us has it within us when pushed far enough,” the essay reads.

Crampton Brophy has remained in custody since her arrest, the Associated Press reported. His sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

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