A self-published romance novelist who as soon as wrote an internet essay known as How To Murder Your Husband has been sentenced to life in jail – for murdering her husband.
ancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was convicted of second-degree homicide on May 25 after a seven-week trial. Her sentence contains the potential for parole after 25 years in custody, KGW-TV reported.
Prosecutors stated Crampton Brophy shot Dan Brophy, 63, on the now-closed Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland as a result of she stood to achieve financially from his life insurance coverage payout.
The case drew nationwide consideration due to the essay Crampton Brophy had written years earlier, however the piece was not permitted as proof at trial.
The prosecution informed jurors the couple had been going through monetary difficulties on the time of the homicide in 2018, and stated she had researched and bought a “ghost gun” package on-line after which later purchased a Glock 17 handgun at a gun present.
Crampton Brophy’s lawyer argued the state’s proof was circumstantial, disputed the claims of economic bother and introduced in witnesses who gave proof concerning the couple’s robust and loving relationship.
Crampton Brophy additionally gave proof and stated she and her husband had each purchased life insurance coverage insurance policies as a part of their retirement planning and had a plan to cut back their debt.
She additionally stated her analysis into ghost weapons was in preparation for a novel.