'How to Murder Your Husband' Writer Nancy Brophy's Biography
Nancy Lee Crampton, the middle child of two Texas lawyers was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on June 16.
In 1968, she graduated from a local high school and went on to the University of Houston to major in economics.
In 2003, she joined her local chapter of Romance Writers of America and learned the craft of story writing.
She has since released two romantic suspense books and two novellas under her name as well as under the names of others.
Novels like "The Wrong Husband" and "The Wrong Lover" were written by Crampton Brophy, a self-published novelist who specialized in hot romance and suspense.
Did Nancy Brophy kill her husband?
Nancy Brophy married Daniel Brophy, a chef, and an instructor whom she met at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and started dating.
In June 2018, Nancy's spouse was discovered shot twice in the Institute's kitchen.
"The thing I know about murder is that every one of us has it in him/her when pushed far enough," she had said in the now-deleted post.
Police say Crampton Brophy shot her husband in the back and then slipped away from the culinary school on June 2, 2018,
Crampton Brophy had written an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband" years before the incident, which drew a lot of attention to the case.
Before noting that "it is simpler to wish people dead than to kill them," she outlined several ways to commit mariticide, ranging from guns and knives to poison and hitmen.
She added: "If the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don't want to spend any time in jail".
As truth cant be hidden too long surveillance footage revealed in court showed Crampton Brophy driving to and from the Institute during the time of the crime.
Even though the murder weapon was never discovered, she was revealed to have acquired a gun of the same make and type.
During the trial, Crampton Brophy claimed that she had no reason to kill her husband and that their financial troubles had been remedied in large part by cashing out a portion of Brophy's retirement savings plan.
After less than two days of deliberation, a jury of 12 found her guilty of second-degree murder.
Her life sentence, which was handed down on Monday, has a 25-year parole potential.
Crampton Brophy has remained in custody since her arrest in September 2018, several months after her husband was shot.
Let's go through the Net Worth of Nancy Brophy:
Nancy Brophy's net worth is estimated to be in the $100,000 range as an author.
She has made a respectable living as an author, with the typical yearly compensation of an author in the United States ranging from $35k to $70k.
Despite earning a solid living, she murdered her chef husband, Daniel Brophy, in exchange for a $1 million insurance policy.
Who is Nancy Brophy's Husband?
Nancy Brophy was married to a police officer but was divorced later.
It's unclear why her previous marriage failed.
For a fresh start, she moved to Oregon from Texas in 1990/1991 where she enrolled at the now-defunct Western Culinary Institute there.
There, she met Brophy in her first class and his first term as an instructor.
In 1999, eight years after meeting, they married in a huge ceremony and began referring to each other as husband and wife.
Daniel Craig Brophy was an American chef and culinary educator who lived from June 27, 1954, to June 2, 2018.