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Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes and Execution

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2004

    NOT BIG ON EXECUTION

    This was an interesting book, but I am not really for executions - that is to say, I find the subject distasteful. But, I did enjoy reading this book but felt very sorry for Velma's children. Of course, you have to feel sorry for her victims first and foremost. If you can stomach reading about executions, then you will enjoy this book. Well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    ONE book I would NOT recommend

    I found this book very discouraging. I suppose we were supposed to sympathize with Velma---well, she didn't sympathize with her victims and I found the author very biased in her favor. I disliked it intensely. This book was written from the perspective of the criminal's family--I wondered throughout about the families of the victims.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2002

    Excellent

    The writer did an outstanding job of taking you back in time and making you feel as if you were right there during the time of this persons execution. It was very informative and has changed my views on the death penalty. I can not get over the amount of politics involved.I am glad I chose to read this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2001

    Heart Wrenching

    This story inspired me beyond expectation, making me feel for every person involved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    Bledose not at his best

    While being well-written, I found this book to be rather dull. It was more a tale of the politics that were 'governing' the execution of Velma Barfield than anything else.

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