A writer who wrote the essay "How to Murder Your Husband" has been convicted of killing her husband.
Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Wednesday, AP reported.
The conviction comes four years after her husband, Daniel Brophy, was found dead in a kitchen.
A romance novelist who wrote an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband" has been convicted of murdering her husband.
Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The conviction came four years after her chef husband, Daniel Brophy, was found dead in the kitchen of a culinary school.
On June 2, 2018, Brophy was shot to death as he prepped for work at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, where he taught classes, AP reported.
The outlet said Crampton Brophy displayed no visible reaction in the crowded courtroom when the case's verdict was announced.
Prosecutors told the jurors that the writer had been struggling financially and was looking to collect on her husband's life-insurance policies, the outlet said.
But during the trial, she denied the accusations against her.
Crampton Brophy also said that the CCTV footage that placed her at the crime scene only showed her looking for inspiration for her writing, AFP reported. She also said that the missing gun, which police believed was the murder weapon, had been purchased as part of research for a novel, the outlet said.
Her lawyers plan to appeal against the conviction, AP reported.
Crampton Brophy, who faces life in prison, has penned romance novels, including "The Wrong Lover" and "The Wrong Husband." But it was her 2011 blog post titled "How to Murder Your Husband" that received plenty of public attention following her arrest in September 2018.
The essay, which is still accessible via internet archives, discussed different methods for killing an unwanted spouse without getting caught, AFP reported.
"The thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough," the essay read.
Crampton Brophy has remained in custody since her arrest, The Associated Press reported. Her sentencing has been scheduled for June 13.
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