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Nancy Rampton-Brophy is well-known for her talent of producing interesting and unexpected romance novels, but now she is making national headline news for a reason other than her writing.

Nancy, a 68-year-old, created an unforeseen plot twist in her own life when she allegedly shot her husband point blank in June. The incident occurred at her husband’s place of employment, the Oregon Culinary Institute. The victim, 63-year-old Daniel C. Brophy, worked as a teacher and chef at the facility.

In the early morning hours of June 2, Central Precinct Police officers received a disturbing phone call about a shooting at the Institute. Students of the school had discovered the victim when they arrived, and they confirmed the victim had been alone prior to being discovered. They rushed to the scene and found the victim, Daniel Brophy, deceased from a gunshot wound.

As authorities investigated the shooting, Nancy posted the news about her husband’s death on social media. She conveyed a sense of sadness and a struggle to understand the severity of the incident. The couple had been married for 27 years. On her website, she described her marriage as having “more good times than bad.”

Ultimately, police arrested Nancy. The author was taken to the Multnomah County Jail. She has been charged with the unlawful use of a weapon and murder. Her court date is scheduled for September 17. Some of Nancy’s friends have spoken to news reporters and are shocked about the allegations against her. Anna Brentwood, one close friend of Nancy’s, explained, “We are hoping the police are wrong.”