A US court has sentenced 71yearold Nancy Crampton Brophy to life in prison for the murder of her own husband. The woman rose to fame in the country after writing an essay, “How to Kill Your Husband.”
The trial lasted about a month and attracted attention in the United States precisely because of the “match” between the fact and the title of the writer’s work published before the crime. An Oregon judge ruled Monday that Nancy can choose parole in 25 years.
The prosecution’s hypothesis, which was accepted by the old woman, was that the older woman bought a firearm over the internet and shot her husband to get thousands of dollars paid for life insurance.
Nancy denied the crime and motivation, saying that the financial problems she faced were in the past following the success of the books and essays. The defense also noted that the murder weapon was never found.
“I would ask you: Where’s the motivation? An editor would laugh and say, ‘I think you need to work more on this story, there’s a hole in it,'” the woman said during the trial.
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The defendant’s husband, chef Daniel Brophy, was found dead in 2018 with two bullet holes at the culinary institute where he worked.
A surveillance camera near the crime scene caught Nancy driving around the time of the murder.
Nancy wrote a series of novels entitled Wrong Never Felt So Right and the essay How to Kill Your Husband.