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

Death Sentence : The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment
Death Sentence The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life Crimes and Punishment
Author: Jerry Bledsoe
ISBN-13: 9780451407559
ISBN-10: 0451407555
Publication Date: 12/1/1999
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Onyx
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Death Sentence : The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment on + 67 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. I have heard about this,but never knew her name or anything about her. I really like the way it is written and couldn't put it down. Bledsoe, gives us the terrible facts without sensationalizing them.
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Another good crime writer. Story of a woman's life from childhood to falling into a killer and the task of catching her. Good read.
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True story of North Carolina convicted murderess, her five murders, court trial, conviction, religious redemption, appeals, execution; the effects of her actions on her family and the families of the victims; the polarization of the death penalty communities; the press coverages.
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This reads like a novel, very hard to put down.
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Very interesting well written book. The first woman to be executed in the USA by Lethal Injection.
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I'm a big fan of true crime books and usually love this author, but this was rather slow moving book. A lot of history which is important to this old case, but slow............
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This is the true story of Velma Vartfield, the first woman to be executed in the United States by lethal injection. It takes place in Robeson County, N. Carolina. I hate to give anything away, but I do see why she was the first.
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This book was good - I was not familiar with the case, and the subject matter was interesting. It did seem to drag a bit at the end, but for the most part it moved right along. The author did a good job in not taking sides - you definitely saw points of view from the victims, the state, etc. I really felt sorry for her children.