The author of an essay entitled How To Murder Your Husband is set to go on trial, having been accused of murdering her husband.
Nancy Crampton-Brophy is a self-published romance writer, and in 2011 she published the aforementioned piece, which details various motives for and means of killing your spouse.
Seven years later, the 71-year-old was arrested on suspicion of shooting dead her husband of 27 years, Daniel Brophy.
The chef was found dead in the kitchen at the Oregon Culinary Institute, in Portland, on 2 June 2018, with a gunshot wound to his back and another in the chest.
His wife took to Facebook the day after to share the news of his death.
She wrote: “I have sad news to relate. My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning.
“For those of you who are close to me and feel this deserved a phone call, you are right, but I’m struggling to make sense of everything right now.”
Crampton-Brophy was subsequently arrested in September and she pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The trial has been delayed largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but today (Monday 4 April) it is finally set to get under way.