• Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, shot her husband Daniel Brophy four years ago.

• Brophy was aged 63 at the time of the killing.

Nancy Crampton

A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.

The jury of seven women and five men found Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday after deliberating over two days in chef Daniel Brophy’s death, KOIN-TV reported.

Brophy, 63, was killed June 2, 2018, as he prepped for work at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Southwest Portland.

Crampton Brophy displayed no visible reaction Wednesday inside the crowded Multnomah County courtroom.

Lisa Maxfield, one of Crampton Brophy’s attorneys, said the defense team plans to appeal. Prosecutors have claimed that she killed her husband in a scheme to collect his $1.4 million life insurance policy.

Police said he was shot twice and was found dead by his students.  Below are some of the reactions to the murder

winnymiriti: Then they should barn the series “ How to get away with murder too” Am sure one or 2 serial killers have actualized this events. And judges too have used this series as a reference for their clients.

mauryncuzy: She understood the saying of not preaching water and drinking wine!! Lol

directorjemoo: Mlisema hii mwaka ni kusema na kutenda?

deemwass: Looks like ni cousins na author wa how to get away with murder.

joylineadhiambo: You kill and later make money out of it😂

muli.nduva: Also they should investigate the creators of why women kill🤣🤣🤣 this was also inspired by a scorned woman too.

rajini_nicholas: Women are ruthless creatures. Trust them when young.

_tyllen_: She walks it like she talks it.

who was killed by self-published romance novelist Nancy Crampton
chef Daniel Brophy who was killed by self-published romance novelist Nancy Crampton
Image: Courtesy Brophy Family, Dave Killen
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