How To Murder Your Husband novelist on trial for murdering husband says she can’t remember driving past crime scene at same time spouse was killed despite being snapped there – and suggests it’s because she’s SENILE
A novelist who wrote an essay entitled How To Murder Your Husband before allegedly murdering her own husband suggested she was too senile to remember being at the murder scene around the time her spouse was killed.
Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, made the bizarre assertion at a court in 포틀랜드, 오레곤, Monday when asked about a photo of her driving her car around the time her late husband Daniel Brophy was murdered in 2018.
Brophy, 누가 68 당시, agreed that it looked just like her in the car, but insists she couldn’t remember being there.
그녀는 다음 추가: ‘You know what they say, old age isn’t for sissies.
‘I turn 65, I’m starting to lose my eyesight, I’m looking at this thinking “오 이런, I’m starting to lose my mind. How can this have happened and me not remember this” ..
'지금도, my mind kind of goes blank with the horror of it.’
Daniel Brophy, a chef and teacher, was shot dead at the Oregon Culinary Institute in 2018.
His widow has insisted he fell victim to a mystery assailant.
No other suspects have ever been named or sought by police, and Crampton Brophy is the only person arrested over the crime.
Despite not remembering being in the vicinity at the time, she claims she recalled seeing a mysterious man in a van in the area the same day.
Crampton Brophy said: ‘I am seeing myself sitting at this park, 쓰기.
Nancy Crampton Brophy, pictured in court Monday, said a woman photographed close to the scene of her husband’s 2018 murder looked just like her – but suggested she was too senile to remember whether she was actually there
‘The reason why this sticks out, it was a parking lot, it looks empty, but there was a white van there. But there was some guy that kept walking back and forth, walking back and forth. It was just enough to throw me out of there that I moved.’
When asked by her attorney if it is in fact a real memory, Brophy says it is and she described what she was doing in the car.
‘I have a pad of paper, I’m jotting things down. It’s a pleasant day, I can remember that because it wasn’t raining. It’s shady, I’m sitting here pulling it together. It would be a place I would have felt very comfortable writing, so I’m sure it’s a true memory,’ Brophy said.
No murder weapon was ever found. Crampton Brophy was found to be in possession of a ghost gun kit and a Glock after her husband’s murder, but neither fired the bullets that killed him.
She also denied claims she killed Daniel Brophy for an expensive life insurance policy that paid out $1.4 million following his death.
Daniel Brophy was killed at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, where the former chef taught students who wanted to learn how to cook
When recalling her husband’s death Brophy got emotional, saying she lost a huge part of her life.
‘It’s like you’ve lost an arm. 알 잖아?’ Brophy said. '처럼, you’re just not as good as you were when you’re with him. When you’re with him, you were the best you could be. 그리고 지금, it’s like yeah, I function, but there’s something missing.’
Brophy said that the couple was in dbpt and they both began selling Medicare insurance in order to have a steady income and they also agreed to fix their house up in order to sell it as well as taking out a loan against their 401k plan for landscaping, kptv.com 신고.
‘Dan knew the credit card debt was going to kill us,’ Brophy said. ‘We could only sustain so much interest. That was really his first concern was let’s get rid of the debt. My first concern was also lets get ready to get the house sold.’]
Prosecutors claim that Crampton Brophy was motivated by her husband’s $1.4 million life insurance policy, and played an audio recording to the court of her asking a detective four days later to write a letter specifically exonerating her in her husband’s death so she could collect the life insurance policy.
She claimed the policy was worth $40,000, but investigators said she tried to claim 10 different policies that totaled $1.4 백만, as well as a worker’s compensation plan because he was killed on the job.
Crampton Brophy with her late husband. The couple had endured debt, but Crampton Brophy insists she didn’t kill Daniel for his $1.4 million life insurance policy
The Oregon Culinary Institute is pictured taped off after Daniel Brophy’s June 2018 살인
The court also previously heard how she had bought a ‘ghost gun’ assembly kit online on Christmas Eve 2017, which Brophy himself signed for when it was delivered in January 2018, and his wife was traveling for work.
Unable to put the gun together, Nancy bought another gun at a Portland gun show in February 2018 과, a month later, began practicing at a gun range.
But on Monday Brophy testified that her fascination with ghost guns grew after reading about them in the New York Times and planned on writing a romance novel about a woman who was scared for her safety, with each chapter introducing a new piece pf the gun.
Previously in the trial, Judge Ramras ruled that prosecutors cannot introduce as evidence an essay titled ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ that Crampton Brophy wrote in 2011 while applying to a writer’s group.
‘As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure,’ Crampton Brophy wrote in the essay.
학교에서 새 학기와 같았습니다. '그들이 온다., if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don’t want to spend any time in jail. And let me say clearly for the record, I don’t like jumpsuits and orange isn’t my color.’
The essay also weighed valid motives for murder, including infidelity and the costs of a divorce, and methods; knives are ‘really personal’ while guns are ‘loud, messy (과) require some skill.’
But Ramras deemed the post too old to be relevant – and said that any value it may provide the trial is outweighed by the prejudice it may spark.
He ruled that ‘any minimal probative value of an article written that long ago is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice and confusion of the issues.’
Crampton Brophy also wrote in an online biography about the struggles of being married to a chef.
‘As a result there are chickens and turkeys in my backyard, a fabulous vegetable garden which also grows tobacco for an insecticide and a hot meal on the table every night,’ 그녀는 적었다.
‘For those of you who have longed for this, let me caution you. The old adage is true. Be careful what you wish for, when the gods are truly angry, they grant us our wishes.’