‘How To Murder Your Husband’ author found guilty of murdering spouse

LOS ANGELES: An American novelist who wrote an essay titled ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ has been found guilty of murdering her husband. A Portland, Oregon jury took just eight hours on Wednesday to return a guilty verdict against Nancy Brophy for shooting Daniel Brophy. Prosecutors say the writer, whose ‘Wrong Never Felt So Right’ novel series includes ‘The Wrong Husband’, struggled financially before shooting her husband’s heart twice in 2018 at a culinary institute where he worked.
Nancy, 71, had denied the charge, insisting that security camera footage that put her at the crime scene simply showed her looking for literary inspiration. She also claimed that a missing firearm police believe was the murder weapon had been purchased as part of the search for a novel, and denied the thousands of dollars in life insurance that she could win. His lawyers said they would appeal the second-degree murder conviction.
Nancy, who faces life imprisonment, will be sentenced at a later date. The How to Kill Your Husband blog post discusses methods and motivations for sending an unwanted spouse. These include the use of a gun, although it is noted that guns are “noisy, messy, require some skill”. “But what I do know about murder is that each of us has it in us when pushed far enough,” he says.