The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes and ExecutionBook - 1998
In February 1978, Stuart Taylor was rushed to the hospital. He died the following day, while his distraught fiancee, 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,
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1998.
Characteristics: 371 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.