Nancy Brophy, who wrote “How to Murder Your Husband“, was found guilty by a Portland court on Wednesday of murdering her husband. Brophy, 71, remained silent as she was sentenced.
Plaintiff’s attorneys have accused Nancy Brophy of plotting to assassinate her husband for months. Prosecutors had submitted evidence that Brofi had bought gun parts a few months before her husband, Daniel Brofi, was killed on June 2, 2018.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Brophy said she bought the weapon parts to research, the writing of her new novel. She further added that her husband was aware of the purchase of spare parts for the weapons.
And Brofi‘s husband was killed without any cameras or witnesses, and a large sum of money was collected from life insurance a few days after the murder, as proof that Brofi was a murderer.
Within days of the murder, Brofi had raised millions of dollars in insurance. To raise the money, she wrote a letter to the police stating that she was “not under suspicion of murder.”
However, while explaining the allegation, she replied that it is common practice to collect insurance amounts after the death of the husband or wife. “It simply came to our notice then. He appears to be the only person to benefit from the killings, “said Sean Overstreet, an assistant district attorney.
Brophy has been convicted of premeditated murder, which carries a life sentence. The court has now found him guilty and his sentence is set for June 13.
Brophy, the author of the romantic novel, wrote in a 2011 blog post that “the most suspicious of a wife after her husband’s murder is that she should be very clever.”
In the blog post, she discusses various ways of killing. For example, a knife kills a lot of blood, the use of poison is a common weapon of women, which automatically leads to suspicion and professional killers are not so reliable.
During the trial, lawyers were barred from discussing Brophy‘s essay, How to Murder Your Husband. She claimed that her husband had killed her to get the insurance money as he was struggling financially based on various facts.
Investigators found the case against Brofi in his old minivan near the scene of the murder in CCTV footage. Brophy argues that her presence was a coincidence.