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How to Murder Your Husband author sentenced to life in prison

How to Murder Your Husband author sentenced to life in prison

The author who once penned an essay “How to Murder Your Husband” was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband at his workplace. 

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting dead her chef husband Daniel Brophy, 63, back in June 2018. 

Following the seven week trial, Nancy was sentenced to life in prison on June 13 and will only be eligible for parole after serving 25 years in custody. 

Prosecutors told the court that Crampton Brophy killed her husband to claim her husband’s $1.4 million life insurance policy. 

They said that she was collecting gun pieces in the moments leading to Daniel’s death before killing him at the Oregon Culinary Institute. 

Footage presented to the Multnomah County courtroom showed that Crampton Brophy in fact owned the same make and model of the gun that killed her husband.

She was also seen driving to and from the culinary institute when Daniel was killed and found by his students. 

Her defence team argued that she was collecting them for a new book she was writing - about a woman who slowly collected gun parts to complete a weapon and get back at her abusive husband.

They said that Crampton Brophy and Daniel were in a loving relationship for almost 25 years. 

The jury of five men and seven women deliberated the case for eight hours before delivering the guilty verdict.

One of Crampton Brophy’s attorneys, Lisa Maxfield said they are looking to appeal.

Crampton Brophy is due to be sentenced on June 13.

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