Sahar Mourad


“How to Murder Your Husband” author convicted for murdering husband

“How to Murder Your Husband” author convicted for murdering husband

An author who wrote an essay about “How to Murder Your Husband” has been convicted of murdering her husband.

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

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 guily 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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