Death Sentence:The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment

Written by:
Jerry Bledsoe
Narrated by:
Kevin Stillwell

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2015
14 hours 42 minutes
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 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 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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Family background in the beginning was a little slow and tedious. But once you get through that the story is almost incredulous. You may land up listening to it straight through as it grabs your intention.

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