Romance writer accused of murder seeks release due to coronavirus

Lawyers for 69-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy claim their client's age and diabetic history require her immediate transfer.

Posted: Apr 8, 2020 7:10 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Court records show a romance novelist charged with killing her chef husband is asking a judge to leave jail and spend the rest of the coronavirus outbreak at an undisclosed guest house in the Portland area.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawyers for 69-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy claim their client's age and diabetic history require her immediate transfer from the Multnomah County Detention Center to what they described as ''alternate confinement.''

Multnomah County prosecutors have rejected the release proposal outright, records show, and have argued that the court should hold a release hearing to determine whether Crampton Brophy is eligible for bail. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 3967

Reported Deaths: 148
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah105258
Marion91425
Washington69817
Clackamas29610
Deschutes1200
Linn1159
Umatilla1123
Polk9610
Lane672
Yamhill667
Jackson600
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Coos310
Malheur280
Josephine251
Douglas250
Jefferson240
Wasco181
Columbia160
Hood River120
Morrow120
Lincoln90
Tillamook60
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Wallowa20
Sherman10
Grant10
Harney10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 54°
Corvallis
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 54°
Roseburg
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 62°
North Bend
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 53°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events