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The woman who once wrote an essay "How to kill a man", is forever condemned for actually killing him

The woman who once wrote an essay "How to kill a man", is forever

Nancy Crampton-Brophy, author of the essay 'How to Kill Your Husband', was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for the murder of her husband. Ironic or not? Except tragic.

Crampton-Brophy, 71, was convicted of second-degree murder, following the death of her husband, chef Daniel Brophy in June 2018. He was shot dead in the culinary school where he was giving cooking classes.

The 63-year-old was shot twice - once in the back as he stood next to a sink filling buckets of ice and water for students, and then in the chest, up close.

The couple had debts. Crampton-Brophy's self-published novels were not sold for much - and he (the husband) was insured for more than $ 1 million.

Crampton-Brophy initially testified that there was no reason to kill her, as she was better off financially with her living husband - and the fact that her minibus was spotted near his school that day, she said, was mere coincidence.

Prosecutors told the court the perpetrator chased her husband to work that day and shot him with a Glock pistol. Investigators found two 9 mm cartridges at the scene. She had bought a ghost weapon (Unregistered and untraceable firearms).

The story of this crime was discussed even more in the media, due to an essay that the perpetrator wrote 7 years before she killed her husband.

In 2011, she published it on a blog entitled "How to Kill Your Husband."

"As a writer of the romantic and mystery genre, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, police proceedings," the 700-word post began. It was published on a blog called 'See Jane Publish' and has since become private.

"If the murder is supposed to free me from him, I certainly do not want to spend a single day in prison. "And let me say that I like jumpsuits and orange is not my favorite color (referring to prison uniforms)," he wrote in the essay.

However, the judges did not accept the essay as evidence in court.