BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
PORTLAND, OREGAN - Authorities arrested Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, romance novelist, for allegedly gunning down her spouse, Daniel Brophy, a long-time culinary teacher, at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Southwest Portland. Authorities found Daniel Brophy on the floor of one of the kitchen floor areas. He died soon after. Crampton-Brophy faces charges of murder and unlawful use of a firearm. Police and the district attorney's office have not yet released any details regarding a possible motive. On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, Crampton-Brophy appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court, on one count of murder with a firearm constituting domestic violence in the June death of her husband.
According to Nancy Crampton-Brophy's website, she is the author of "fiction books under the Romance Suspense genre." Her book titles include, Girl Most Likely To, Hell on the Heart, The Wrong Cop, The Wrong Hero, and The Wrong Brother.
Before her arrest, Nancy Crampton-Brophy shared a few words with her fans on Facebook. She said, "I have sad news to relate. My husband and best friend has been killed. I'm struggling to make sense of everything right now. While, I appreciate all of your loving responses, I am overwhelmed."
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