The romantic American writer Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, has been accused of the murder of her husband for 27 years after a three-month investigation.
Sixty-three years old, Daniel Brophy was murdered in a kitchen at the Oregon Culinary Institute on June 2, where he worked as an instructor.
As his wife, Nancy Crampton-Brophy, wrote on Facebook expressing shock and sadness, the police continued to search for her husband's killer.
But in an unexpected turn, Ms. Crampton-Brophy, 68, was arrested by Oregon police in connection with the murder of her husband.
Mrs. Crampton-Brophy is a romantic author who has published novels entitled "The Wrong Husband" and wrote an essay in a blog in November 2011 entitled "How to Kill Your Husband," according to The Oregon Live.
She was charged with murder and illegal use of a gun by Oregon police on September 6, almost three months after the murder.
The author has appeared in court, but police and prosecutors have yet to reveal the alleged motive.
"Based on the information learned during the investigation, detectives believe that Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy is the suspect in the murder of Daniel C. Brophy," the police statement said.
Ms. Crampton-Brophy wrote a 700-word blog essay in 2011 discussing a couple of possible motivations for wanting to kill a spouse, according to Oregon Live.
"As a writer of romantic suspense, I spend a lot of time thinking about the murder and, consequently, about the police procedure," he wrote in the 2011 essay "How to kill your husband."
"After all, if the assassination is supposed to free me, I certainly do not want to spend any time in jail."
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