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'How to Murder Your Husband' novelist arrested for murdering husband

'How to Murder Your Husband' novelist arrested for murdering husband

In a twist of irony so devious it would have turned Agatha Christie green with envy, OR chef Daniel Brophy was found shot to death almost seven years after his wife of 27 years penned an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband".

The existence of the essay, which was first written seven years ago, was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper.

According to The Washington Post, she was arrested on September 5 on murder charges and using an unlawful weapon. "If the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don't want to spend any time in jail".

Cops are yet to reveal how they identified the novelist as a suspect in the murder, or any possible motive.

Crampton-Brophy, the author of a series of self-published romance novels, coincidentally wrote a post on her blog in November 2011 titled, "How To Murder Your Husband", which has now caught the world's attention because... you know.

"I don't remember who said that but it's not true".

The costume was hand-sewn by Crampton-Brophy, who spoke of her late husband. My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning.

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In her 2011 essay, Crampton Brophy discussed several potential motivations for wanting to kill a spouse, including infidelity, abuse or greed. The judge approved a request by prosecutors to seal the court document outlining the case against her.

Hundreds of people came to celebrate and to mourn him at a candlelight vigil held outside the Oregon Culinary Institute on June 4.

They had a "fabulous garden" in their backyard, where chickens and turkeys also roamed, Crampton Brophy wrote on her author website, where she promoted her steamy romance paperbacks.

Crompton-Brophy has not filed a plea and her attorney declined to comment to the press.

A day later, Mrs Crampton-Brophy wrote a Facebook post announcing the death of her husband and saying she was "struggling to make sense of everything right now".

In the eerily titled essay "How to Murder Your Husband", Crampton Brophy wrote about, well, how to get away with murdering your husband.

Crompton-Brophy took to Facebook at the time to express her disbelief at her husband's killing. "Please save phone calls for a few days until I can function".


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