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Novelist accused of killing husband pleads not guilty

September 17, 2018

FILE--In this Sept. 6, 2018, file screen shot from video of her court appearance, Nancy Brophy appears in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore. The self-published romance writer accused of killing her husband has pleaded not guilty.(Multnomah County Circuit Court/Courtesy of The Oregonian via AP, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A self-published romance writer accused of killing her husband has pleaded not guilty.

KOIN reports that Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, was arraigned Monday. Crampton Brophy once penned an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband.”

She’s accused of shooting her husband of 27 years, Daniel Brophy, at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Daniel Brophy was a well-liked instructor there. He was alone in a kitchen early on June 2 when he was killed, and there were no obvious suspects.

The 63-year-old had worked at the school since 2006

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