How To Murder Your Husband blog writer Nancy Crampton Brophy has been found guilty of her husband’s death, The Guardian reports.
The 71-year-old blog writer was convicted of the second-degree murder of Daniel Brophy by a 12-person jury after they deliberated for two days.
Here’s what we know about the blog writer, including her essay and career.
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How To Murder Your Husband author found guilty
A US jury of 12 people has found How To Murder Your Husband blog writer Nancy Crampton Brophy guilty of second-degree murder.
Nancy’s husband, Daniel Brophy, was killed on 2 June 2018. At the time he was preparing for work at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Southwest Portland, Sky News reports.
The outlet reports Nancy said she had no motive to kill her spouse and their financial problems had all been resolved. Prosecutors told jurors in court she was motivated by money issues and a life insurance policy.
Prosecutors said Nancy owned the same make and model of gun that was used to kill Brophy. However, police have never found the weapon used to kill him.
Where to read How To Murder Your Husband blog
How To Murder Your Husband by Nancy Brophy is available on See Jane Publish blog at the time of writing.
The opening of her essay states: “As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure. After all, if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don’t want to spend any time in jail. And let me say clearly for the record, I don’t like jumpsuits and orange isn’t my colour.”
The blogpost goes on to detail motives including “financial”, “lying, cheating bastard”, “abuser”, “fell in love with someone else”, among others. The essay includes “options to consider” regarding the method of murder including guns, knives, poison, and hiring a hit man.
“I find it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them,” Nancy wrote in the essay.
“I don’t want to worry about blood and brains splattered on my walls. And really, I’m not good at remembering lies. But the thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough.”
Nancy Brophy was also a novelist known for writing The Wrong Lover and The Wrong Husband. Her essay was dismissed in the trial because it was published in 2011. Jurors were not allowed to consider it in their deliberations.
Brophy has remained in custody since she was arrested in September 2018. She will be sentenced on 13 June 2022.