Romance Writer Accused of Killing Spouse Penned “How to Murder Your Husband” Essay

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, published the 700-word treatise in 2011 on the website See Jane Publish.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of gunning down her chef husband is a self-published romance writer who once penned an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband.” Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, published the 700-word treatise in 2011 on the website See Jane Publish, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. “As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure,” she wrote. “After all, if the murder is…

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