‘How to murder your husband’ author sentenced for murdering husband

'How to murder your husband' author sentenced for murdering husband

An Oregon judge has sentenced Nancy Crampton Brophy to life in prison, a romance author who 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.

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