Death sentence: the true story of Velma Barfield's life, crimes, and execution

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In February 1978, Stuart Taylor was rushed to the hospital. He died the following day, while his distraught fiancee, Velma Barfield, held vigil at his bedside. When an autopsy revealed the true cause of his death--arsenic poisoning--Velma became the prime suspect.Confronted by her trusting son, she shocked him and her family by saying, "I only meant to make him sick." But more horrifying revelations were to come. Velma had killed before--and among her victims was her own mother!Thus began her family' s long nightmare. Velma Barfield' s name would become known around the world in the debate about women and capital punishment. But nobody would know the agonies her family suffered, especially her son, who harbored secrets that only he knew--until now. Deeply moving,
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display_description A shocking true story of a double life undone by murder. When North Carolina farmer Stuart Taylor died after a sudden illness, his 46-year-old fianceĢŒ Velma Barfield, was overcome with grief. Taylor's family grieved with her-until the autopsy revealed traces of arsenic poisoning. Turned over to the authorities by her own son, Velma stunned her family with more revelations. This wasn't the first time the born-again Christian and devout Sunday school teacher had committed cold-blooded murder. Tried by the "world's deadliest prosecutor," and sentenced to death, Velma turned her life around and gained worldwide attention. With chilling precision, New York Times bestselling author Bledsoe probes Velma's stark descent into madness. From her harrowing childhood to the shocking crimes that incited a national debate over the death penalty, to the dark, final moments of her execution-broadcast live on CNN-Velma Barfield's riveting life of crime and punishment, revenge and redemption is true crime reporting at its most gripping and profound.
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subject_facet Barfield, Velma, -- 1932-1984, Biographies, Case studies, Electronic books, Murder -- United States -- Case studies, Women murderers -- United States -- Biography
title_display Death sentence : the true story of Velma Barfield's life, crimes and execution
title_full Death sentence : the true story of Velma Barfield's life, crimes and execution / Jerry Bledsoe, Death sentence : the true story of Velma Barfield's life, crimes, and execution [electronic resource] / Jerry Bledsoe
title_short Death sentence :
title_sub the true story of Velma Barfield's life, crimes, and execution
topic_facet Barfield, Velma, Electronic books, Murder, Women murderers