A jury took about 24 hours to decide the fate of Oregon romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy, who was accused of murdering her chef husband in cold blood.
The state said only Nancy Brophy had the means and opportunity while her defense said their love story leaves lots of reasonable doubt as her trial neared its close.
Prosecutors said Andrea Jacobs would rebut the author’s claim that she had not in fact murdered her husband. But that’s not quite what Jacobs ended up saying on the stand.
Nancy Crampton Brophy was grilled on the stand Tuesday, telling prosecutors she can’t remember exactly what she was up to in the minutes her chef husband was murdered.
Nancy Crampton Brophy, who once wrote an essay called “How to Murder Your Husband,” insisted on Monday that she was very happily married.
“His chest was really squishy. I thought I had broken a rib.”
But her attorney says the prosecution’s circumstantial case ignores “the most important circumstance of all: love.”
The family of Daniel Brophy say they are “anxious and excited” that his widow will face court on murder charges, saying they have “no question in their minds who caused his death.”
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