Years before Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, allegedly murdered her husband, she reportedly wrote an essay with the title “How to Murder Your Husband.”
(Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)
A romance writer arrested last week in Oregon for the alleged murder of her husband at a culinary school last June, reportedly once wrote an essay entitled “How to Murder Your Husband.”
Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, allegedly killed her husband, the 63-year-old Daniel Brophy, Oregon Culinary Institute on June 2, and later mourned his death on a Facebook account that seemed to belong to her.
Crampton-Brophy, a romance writer who has several books for sale on Amazon, wrote a 700-word essay in 2011 about ways to “the murder of your husband,” The Oregonian reported.
On a protected WordPress site with the title “See Jane Publish,” the news outlet said that Crampton-Brophy detailed her thoughts about the murder in the essay. “As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, as a result, police procedure,” she reportedly wrote.
“After all, if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don’t want to spend time in prison,” the author allegedly wrote, noting that “divorce is expensive.”
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Crampton-Brophy allegedly wrote that she “find[s] it is easier to wish people death than to kill them. I don’t want to worry about blood and brains splattered on my walls. And really, I’m not good at remembering lies.”
“But what do I know about the murder is that each of us have in him/her when pushed far enough,” she apparently added.
Crampton-Brophy is an author of several novels and a biography on her website says her books are about beautiful men and strong women, about families that don’t always work, and about the joy of finding love and the difficulty of making the stay.”
A biography on the website of the author says her books are about beautiful men and strong women, about families that don’t always work, and about the joy of finding love and the difficulty of making the stay.”
Neighbors told the newspaper that after she’d killed her husband, Cramphy-Brophy don’t seem affected by his death and said that the police considered her a suspect.
Crampton-Brophy, reportedly appeared in court on suspicion of murder and unlawful use of a firearm.
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