A ROMANCE author who wrote a chilling book entitled “How to Murder Your Husband” before killing her own partner, she was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was convicted of fatally shooting her husband, 26-year-old Daniel Brophy, in southwest Portland, Oregon in 2018.
She has now been sentenced to life imprisonment and Judge Christopher Ramras told the court she would not be considered for parole for 25 years, reports KOIN-TV.
Police said Nancy followed her husband as a chef to work at a culinary school and shot him twice – first in the back, then once at point-blank range in the chest as he lay on the ground.
During the sentencing hearing, Daniel’s devastated son Nathaniel Stillwater branded the Crampton Brophy a “monster.”
He said: “I am ashamed to have to admit to my children that people like you walk among us undetected.
“You have lived in the shadow of a great man.”
According to prosectors, the twisted writer was motivated by greed and a $1.4 million insurance policy.
But Crampton Brophy tried to argue in court that she had no reason to kill her husband and that her financial problems had been largely solved by cashing in some of his retirement savings.
The court heard she owned the same make and model and the same gun that killed Daniel – although police never found the gun.
Nancy was also spotted on CCTV driving to and from the culinary venue – which she says was a fluke and that she had instead parked in the area to work on her writing.
Years before her conviction for second-degree murder, Nancy wrote the infamous blog post detailing the ins and outs of murdering a husband.
In the now-deleted post, she reportedly wrote, “As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time contemplating murder and, consequently, police procedures.
“If murder is going to set me free, I don’t want to spend time in prison.
“And let me be clear that I don’t like overalls and orange isn’t my color.”
Nancy reportedly added, “Divorce is expensive, and do you really want to split your estate?”
The blog post also detailed possible motives for the murder, including financial, “lying, cheating bastard” and abuser.
Nancy also outlined several methods, writing that knives are “personal and up close. Blood everywhere” and poison “which was considered a woman’s weapon” was too easy to detect.
She also stated that guns are “loud, messy and require some skill”.
However, the judge in Nancy’s trial ruled that the essay could not be admitted into evidence because it had been written years earlier as part of a writing seminar.
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