(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In what may be one of the most tragic and horrific examples of life imitating art — when a creative work inspired an event in the real world — an author of an essay titled ‘How To Murder Your Husband’ has been convicted of, yep, killing her husband.
A Portland, Oregon, criminal trial jury has convicted Nancy Brophy, age 71, of second-degree murder for the shooting death of her husband, Daniel. Daniel was a chef and was shot to death in a kitchen at the Oregon Culinary Institute in June 2018. Nancy Brophy was taken into custody in September 2018 and has remained behind bars since then.
Brophy self-published numerous romance novels and sold them on Amazon. Her Amazon author’s page reads, “Her stories are about pretty men and strong women, about families that don’t always work, and about the joy of finding love and the difficulty of making it stay.”
In the now-infamous essay, Brophy wrote, “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 color.”
Now Brophy is convicted of killing her husband over money — they were deep in debt — and the circumstantial evidence that led to her conviction was substantial.
According to The Guardian publication, “She owned the same make and model of gun used to kill her husband and was seen on surveillance footage driving to and from the culinary institute, court exhibits and testimony showed. Prosecutors alleged Crampton Brophy had bought a ‘ghost gun,’ an untraceable firearm kit, and swapped parts with a shop-bought handgun.”
Bottom line: Brophy will be spending many years behind bars, perhaps the rest of her life.
A self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — has been convicted by a Portland jury of fatally shooting her husband. https://t.co/1kebdcW2HR
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 26, 2022