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

Published 1998 by Penguin Group in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In this eye-opening account of a tragic American story, Jerry Bledsoe takes us from the peaceful beauty of rural North Carolina to the grim finality of the execution chamber, where last-minute appeals for clemency from influential allies went unheeded. On a foggy November night, with the eyes of the nation on her and the families of her victims awaiting justice, Velma calmly faced her own death from poison. But only after a shocking final confession to her son.

Table of Contents

I only meant to make him sick
Escaping South River
On the wings of a dove
death-qualified jury
Mother again
On sinking sand
Dying grace.

Edition Notes

"A Dutton book."


Dewey Decimal Class
364.15/23/092, B
Library of Congress
HV6248.B26 B56 1998

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371 p. :
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