A Woman Who Wrote An Essay Called 'How to Murder Your Husband' Has Been Charged With, Uh, Murdering Her Husband

Last week, Oregon police arrested Nancy Crompton-Brophy, a 68-year-old romance novelist, for fatally shooting her husband on June 2nd, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Get this though, she recently wrote an essay literally titled, “How to Murder Your Husband” for a blog website.

The Washington Post reported that before this essay Crompton-Brophy had delved into the romance genre of story-telling, with titles such as, “The Wrong Cop,” in which a woman fantasizes about killing her husband, and “The Wrong Husband,” where a woman tries to fake her own death. So, this seems ominous, right?

Her blog post highlighted five possible motives for killing a husband, and analyzed the different options for the act, including poison and a hitman. She gave her opinion on all resources like guns saying they are, “really personal and close up. Blood everywhere. Eww.” At the end of the essay she even writes, “I find it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them. I don’t want to worry about blood and brains splattered on my walls...But the thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough.”

via The Oregonian

It seems slightly suspicious, and the cops agree. They have decided to charge her with the death of her husband, Daniel Brophy. Daniel was found fatally shot in his place of work in June. The town was shocked at the sudden loss, and soon after Nancy came under question. According to The Oregonian, a neighbor believed that Nancy seemed hardly fazed by the death of her husband.

Anna Brentwood, a friend of Nancy, told The Oregonian, “Everyone that knows her, especially those closer to her than myself are sick at heart...We are hoping the police are wrong and just going after the easiest target."

As of right now, Nancy has been jailed without bail and the cops have yet to release any information on the possible motive. Did Nancy see this coming in one her novels? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.