Categories: World News

‘How To Murder Your Husband’ Writer Jailed For Life Over Spouse Killing

A writer who penned a piece titled “How To Murder Your Husband” was on trial in the United States for killing her husband.

 

 

 

A US writer who penned a tract entitled “How to Murder Your Husband” was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for fatally shooting her spouse.

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, will be eligible to apply for parole in 25 years, a judge in the northwestern state of Oregon told her.

Crampton Brophy’s month-long murder trial heard how the author had used a gun barrel bought on eBay to kill her husband in the hope of collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in life insurance.

The weapon, which she claimed had been acquired as research for a new novel, has never been found.

Chef Daniel Brophy was found on the floor of a classroom in a now-defunct culinary institute where he worked, in June 2018. He had been shot twice.

CCTV footage showed his wife driving in the area at the time.

The author, whose “Wrong Never Felt So Right” series of novels include “The Wrong Husband” and “The Wrong Lover,” claimed she had no memory of being there, but surmised that she would have been in the neighborhood trying to get inspiration for a new work of fiction.

Crampton Brophy, whose lawyers said last month they would appeal the verdict, denied the murder, insisting that years of financial struggle were behind the couple and that she had no reason to kill her husband.

“Where is the motivation? I would ask you,” Crampton Brophy said as she sparred with the prosecutor during her trial.

“An editor would laugh and say, ‘I think you need to work harder on this story, you have a big hole in it.'”

Her blog post “How to kill your husband,” which is still readily available online, discusses methods and motivations for dispatching an unwanted spouse.

These include financial gain and the use of a firearm, although it notes guns are “loud, messy, require some skill.”

“But the thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough,” the essay says.

Nebianet Usaini

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Nebianet Usaini
Tags: life in prison Life Sentence Murder

Recent Posts

  • Russia invades Ukraine

Biden, Macron Pledge To Support Ukraine’s Fight ‘As Long As It Takes’

US President Joe Biden and visiting French leader Emmanuel Macron declared Thursday that they would not let up on support…

9 hours ago
  • Local

Nigeria Yet To Realise Its Expectations From The World, Says Obasanjo

  Nigeria is yet to realize its expectations from world leaders at independence in 1960, and the country has also…

9 hours ago
  • Qatar 2022
  • Sports

Japan Stun Spain To Make Knockouts As Germany Crash Out

  Spain staggered through to the World Cup last 16 on Thursday despite a 2-1 defeat by Japan, who remarkably…

10 hours ago
  • Local

Osun Govt Accuses Oyetola Of Leaving N76bn Debt

  The Osun State Government has accused the administration of Gboyega Oyetola of accruing debts in pensions and salaries to…

10 hours ago
  • Politics

Unlike Atiku, Tinubu Has Many Controversies Surrounding Him – Dino Melaye

  A spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Dino Melaye, has claimed that everything surrounding…

11 hours ago
  • Headlines

Ogun Labour Party Expels Doyin Okupe, Others

  The Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party has expelled the party's Director General of the Presidential Campaign Council,…

12 hours ago