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

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Dutton,
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[1998]
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English
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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_descriptionWhen North Carolina farmer Stuart Taylor died after a sudden illness, his forty-six-year-old fiancée, 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 she had committed cold-blooded murder, and she would eventually be tried by the "world's deadliest prosecutor" and sentenced to death. This book probes Velma's stark descent into madness, her prescription drug addiction, and her effort to turn her life around through Christianity. From her harrowing childhood to the crimes that incited a national debate over the death penalty, to the final moments of her execution, Velma Barfield's life of crime and punishment, revenge and redemption, this is crime reporting at its most gripping and profound.
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subject_facetBarfield, Velma, -- 1932-1984
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Murder -- United States -- Case studies
Women murderers -- United States -- Biography
title_displayDeath sentence : the true story of Velma Barfield's life, crimes and execution
title_fullDeath 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
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title_subthe true story of Velma Barfield's life, crimes, and execution
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Murder
Women murderers