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

Jerry Bledsoe

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Genres:

True Crime

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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Stillwell

Length:

14h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

00:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

40:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

47:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

46:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

41:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:33