PORTLAND, Ore. -- (WMBF) -- The woman who wrote a novel called The Wrong Husband is now accused of killing her husband.
Romance novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy appeared in court in Portland, Oregon on Thursday. Her husband was a chef who taught at a culinary school, and the couple had been married 27 years, according to the murdered husband’s mother.
On the morning of June 2, police rushed to the Oregon Culinary Institute, after students said they found lead instructor Daniel Brophy shot inside. He died at the scene.
The day after his murder, Crampton-Brophy posted a statement on Facebook that read in part: "I have sad news to relate. My husband and best friend, chef Dan Brophy, was killed yesterday morning. I'm struggling to make sense of everything right now. While I appreciate your loving responses, I am overwhelmed."
Nancy Crampton Brophy was arrested Wednesday at her home in Beaverton, about 15 minutes from downtown Portland. According to the district attorney’s office, she's facing one charge of murder with a firearm constituting domestic violence.