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Woman who wrote a story on "How to murder your husband" has been areested for allegedly murdering her own husband.[PHOTOS]

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, was arrested
last week for the June 2 murder of Daniel
Brophy.


An Oregon novelist who was arrested last
week for the murder of her husband
published an essay online titled ‘How to
Murder Your Husband,’ it has been reported.

The 63-year-old Brophy was found shot to
death inside the Oregon Culinary Institute in
Portland.

His wife, who authored romance and mystery
novels, also wrote a blog on WordPress
about killing a spouse that was posted on
the website See Jane Publish.

The existence of the essay, which was first
written seven years ago, was first reported by
The Oregonian newspaper.

The privacy settings of the WordPress blog
have been changed so that only the owner
can grant permission for access.
But a number of news organization have
taken screen shots of the blog posting.

‘As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of
time thinking about murder and, consequently,
about police procedure,’ Crampton Brophy wrote
in the November 4, 2011 blog post.

‘After all, if the murder is supposed to set me
free, I certainly don’t want to spend any time in
jail.’

The essay lists a number of motives that
would drive a wife to kill her husband,
including financial incentives, infidelity, and
abusive behavior.

‘Divorce is expensive, and do you really want to
split your possessions?’ she wrote.
‘Or if you married for money, aren’t you entitled
to all of it?
‘The drawback [sic] is the police aren’t stupid.
They are looking at your first.

‘So you have to be organized, ruthless, and very
clever.
‘Husbands have disappeared from cruise ships
before. Why not yours?’
Crampton-Brophy was arrested last
Wednesday at her Beaverton home accused
of killing her husband at the Oregon Culinary
Institute.

Crampton-Brophy - who has published novels
entitled 'The Wrong Husband' and 'The Wrong
Lover' - was booked into Multnomah County
Detention Center accused of murder and
unlawful use of a firearm, according to
Oregon Live.

On June 2, 2018 Brophy was found shot in
the kitchen area of the school by his
horrified students.
He worked at the school since 2006 and was
a marine biology and mushroom expert,
according to the institute's website.
A day after his death she took to Facebook
to share an eerie post announcing his death
and urging friends to refrain from calling her.

'For my facebook friends and family, I have sad
news to relate. My husband and best friend,
Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning.
For those of you who are close to me and feel
this deserved a phone call, you are right, but I'm
struggling to make sense of everything right
now,' she wrote.

'While I appreciate all of your loving responses,
I am overwhelmed. Please save phone calls for
a few days until I can function,' she added.
On her website she writes that she's married
to a chef ' whose mantra is: life is a science
project'.
'Like all marriages, we’ve had our ups and
downs, more good times than bad,' she adds.
She says her romance suspense 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'.
She penned 'The Wrong Series' with books
entitled 'The Wrong Cop', 'The Wrong Husband',
'The Wrong Seal', 'The Wrong Lover', 'The Wrong
Hero'.

She is scheduled for her first court
appearance in Multnomah County Thursday
afternoon.
It is not immediately clear if Crampton-
Brophy has an attorney.

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