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Death Sentence

(1998)
The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
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In February 1978, Stuart Taylor was rushed to the hospital. He died the following day, while his distraught fiance, 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, unfolds with the page-turning suspense of a psychological thriller, while raising questions that still tear at America's conscience.

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"The master of true crime." - Patricia Cornwell


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October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Execution
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
ISBN: 0-525-94255-6 / 978-0-525-94255-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
ISBN: 1-62681-954-8 / 978-1-62681-954-2 (USA edition)
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November 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
ISBN: 0-451-40755-5 / 978-0-451-40755-9 (USA edition)
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
ISBN: 1-5047-7147-8 / 978-1-5047-7147-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
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May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Author(s): Jerry Bledsoe
Publisher: Diversion Books
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