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Romance novelist indicted in husband's murder

Nancy Crampton Brophy is accused of shooting her husband with a 9 mm pistol

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The Portland novelist accused of murdering her husband was indicted on one count of murder with a firearm constituting domestic violence.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, is accused of using a 9 mm pistol to kill her husband Daniel Brophy on June 2, 2018. 

Brophy was found dead in his classroom at the Oregon Culinary Institute, where he was a beloved instructor. 

Crampton Brophy wrote an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband" in 2011. In it, she lists 5 motives for the crime.

The probable cause affidavit for her arrest has been sealed by the DA's office. She will be arraigned on Sept. 17, 2018. 

 


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