‘How to murder your husband’ writer sentenced to life for… murdering her husband – IOTW Report

‘How to murder your husband’ writer sentenced to life for… murdering her husband


n Oregon judge has sentenced Nancy Crampton Brophy, a romance author who apparently foretold of her crime in an essay titled “How to murder your husband”, to life in prison for the shooting death of her late spouse.

Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of second degree murder last month.

A jury found that she shot her husband of 26 years in 2018 for a $1.5m (£1.2m) life insurance pay-out.

Before her crime, Crampton Brophy had been a self-published author whose works of steamy romance and suspense include novels such as “The Wrong Husband” and “The Wrong Lover”.

Her late husband, Daniel Brophy, was a chef and respected teacher at the Oregon Culinary Institute.

He was found shot twice in the kitchen of the Institute in June 2018.

His widow was convicted of the murder last month.

The case attracted much attention for an essay Crampton Brophy had written years before the crime, titled “How to murder your husband”.

“The thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough,” she had said in the now-deleted post.

She listed a number of ways to commit mariticide, from guns and knives to poison and hitmen before writing “it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them”.

She added: “If the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don’t want to spend any time in jail”.

A judge ruled against admitting the essay as evidence at her trial because it was penned years earlier as part of a writing seminar.

But prosecutors did not need the text.

They successfully argued that Crampton Brophy had the motive and the means to murder her partner, showing the couple had fallen on hard times financially, and she stood to pocket a hefty insurance pay-out after his death.


16 Comments on ‘How to murder your husband’ writer sentenced to life for… murdering her husband

  1. That’s a FUGLY woman. She should be happy anything with a heartbeat claimed they loved it. Err her.

  2. Dumb ass. Should have asked a BLM or ANTIFA loser to snuff her hubby. D A was bought by Soros. All she had to do was show a cancelled $10 dollar check for Soros and the D A would never allowed the case to proceed. What a dumb ass.

  3. This is a real thing. I cancelled my life insurance after having a couple of close attempts at my life and my ex-wife spending a few years in jail and me just recuperating for a couple of months. Mental illness goes both ways. I really love her but I don’t want to die.

  4. “This is a real thing.”

    Wow, we need to hear more about this in order to help straighten your problems out. Got any naked pictures of your X? No? Wanna see some? I know, old joke.

  5. His cooking couldn’t have been that bad…
    Best way to keep your spouse from killing you is make sure she knows you have a sealed envelope entrusted to a good friend that upon your death is to be given to the police. I side a note that says ‘she did it’ and you’re good to go.

  6. I’d hate being shot in the kitchen….. the cranium is a tad quicker.

  7. Memo to Crampton:
    You can’t be doing that shit unless you’ve copied a LOT of FBI files!

    BTW… that’s the picture I would expect to see next to someone named “Crampton”!

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