How to Murder Your Husband author found guilty of murdering her husband

Portland, Oregon - You'll never guess what the author of an essay called How to Murder Your Husband was found guilty of.

She only got as far as the murder, not getting away with it.
She only got as far as the murder, not getting away with it.  © 123rf/stockstudio44

A jury in Portland, Oregon, convicted romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy of murdering her husband, Daniel Brophy, according to KOIN-TV.

The writer had been in custody ever since his death on June 2, 2018.

The jury wasn't allowed to take the Crampton Brophy's How to Murder Your Husband essay into account because it was supposedly just a brainstorming session on ideas for a novel, was published years before she killed her husband.

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But it certainly has some damning statements, like this:

"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."

No dice there now that the 71-year-old has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

(Not) getting away with murder

The 63-year-old Daniel Brophy was a chef at the Oregon Culinary Institute and was prepping for work when he was shot dead.

Crampton Brophy owned the same make and model of gun that killed her husband, and she was also seen near the crime scene on the day of the murder.

It was an interesting choice to use a gun, since the author's brainstorming piece included guns, but said they are "loud, messy, [and] require some skill."

Police forces never found the murder weapon, but the trial found that the author bought a ghost gun kit, which lets gun owners swap out parts with untraceable pieces.

Crampton Brophy's lawyers said they will appeal the decision, and that the author just happened to have parked near the crime scene to write.

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