Velma Barfield an American serial killer convicted of one murder, but she eventually confessed to four murders in total. Barfield suffered from multiple personality disorder. Lewis testified that she had spoken to Barfield's other personality, "Billy", who told her that Velma had been a victim of sexual abuse, and that he, Billy, had killed her abusers. The judge was unconvinced. "One of them did it" Lewis quoted him as saying. "I don't care which one." Barfield was executed on November 2, 1984 at Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Serial Killer Velma Barfield (aka) Death Row Granny, Mama Margie, was active for 8 years between 1971-1978, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Velma Barfield was born (Margie Velma Bullard) on October 29th 1932 in South Carolina, state of the United States of America. She was born 2nd of 9 children and raised by both parents. Bullard was raised as a middle child and had eight brothers or sisters. Her father, a physically abusive man. Her mother, Lillian Bullard. Her father abused alcohol and/or drugs. She had a head injury as well as a physically defect. During her education she had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Velma Barfield was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of her life.
Bullard a heterosexual female citizen of the United States of America. Bullard completed 11 years of school, no degree received. Bullard married multiple times. She had two children.
She was known to abuse drugs.
In 1971 (Age 38/39) Velma Barfield started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with multiple husbands and her two children, where Bullard was known to work as a serial killer.
She was arrested on May 13th 1978 (Age 45), convicted on December 2nd 1978 (Age 46), sentenced to death by by lethal injection at Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, US. Bullard was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime. Velma Barfield was executed on November 2nd 1984 (Age 52).
Velma Barfield died on November 2nd 1984 (Age 52), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Raleigh, capital of North Carolina, United States.
Velma Barfield has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 1 year ago.
|Nickname:||Death Row Granny, Mama Margie|
|Victims:||6 - 6|
|Years Active:||1971 - 1978|
|Ages Active:||38/39 - 45/46|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1932 - 1984|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♏ Scorpio |
Oct 23 - Nov 22
|Marital Status:||married multiple times|
|Living With:||multiple husbands and her two children|
|D.O.B.:||Oct 29, 1932|
|Birth Name:||Margie Velma Bullard|
|Birth Location:||South Carolina, state of the United States of America|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 9|
|Siblings:||eight brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Father:||a physically abusive man|
|Highest School:||11 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||May 13, 1978 (Age 45)|
|Convicted:||Dec 2, 1978 (Age 46)|
|Sentence:||death by by lethal injection|
|Prison Location:||Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, US|
|Executed:||Nov 2, 1984 (Age 52)|
|Death Date:||Nov 2, 1984 (Age 52)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by lethal injection|
|Death Location:||Raleigh, capital of North Carolina, United States|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Velma Barfield. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Oct 29 1932||Velma Barfield was born in South Carolina, state of the United States of America. #19321029|
|Oct 29 1952|
|Oct 29 1962|
|Velma Barfield started her serial killing spree. #1971|
|Oct 29 1972|
|Velma Barfield ended her serial killing spree. #1978|
|May 13 1978|
|Velma Barfield arrested. #19780513|
|Dec 02 1978|
|Velma Barfield was convictedand sentenced to death by by lethal injection at Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, US. #19781202|
|Oct 29 1982|
|Nov 02 1984|
|Velma Barfieldwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat Raleigh, capital of North Carolina, United States. #19841102|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Velma Barfield (1971-1978).
| 40 / 40 |
|living with children||TRUE||268|
|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||319|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||322|
|killed in prison||FALSE||212|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|sex with body||FALSE||429|
|ate part of body||FALSE||450|
|totem body part||FALSE||364|
|totem personal item||FALSE||353|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|0316196029||The Killer Inside Me||Jim Thompson||Velma Barfield||1|
|1626812861||Bitter Blood||Jerry Bledsoe||Velma Barfield||1|
|1626812896||Before He Wakes||Jerry Bledsoe||Velma Barfield||1|
|0425213900||Female Serial Killers||Peter Vronsky|| 30 Total Including |
|162681287x||Blood Games||Jerry Bledsoe||Velma Barfield||1|
|1626812888||Death Sentence||Jerry Bledsoe||Velma Barfield||2|
|141853918x||Death and the Life After||Billy Graham||Velma Barfield||1|
|1558616527||Women Who Kill||Ann Jones|| 4 Total Including |
|0688119344||Preacher's Girl||Jim Schutze||Velma Barfield||1|
|0804791724||Gruesome Spectacles||Austin Sarat||Velma Barfield||1|
|0820478830||Wretched Sisters||Mary Welek Atwell||Velma Barfield||2|
|0865549664||Murder Along the Cape Fea...||David T. Morgan||Velma Barfield||1|
|0313337136||Women Criminals||Vickie Jensen||Velma Barfield||2|
|1535593741||Death Row Granny||Georgia Johnson||Velma Barfield||1|
|1541381386||Killer Grannies||Erica Byram||Velma Barfield||1|
Margie Velma Barfield (née Margie Velma Bullard) (October 29, 1932 – November 2, 1984) was an American serial killer who was convicted of one murder, but who eventually confessed to six murders in total. Barfield was the first woman in the United States to be executed after the 1976 resumption of capital punishment and the first since 1962. She was also the first woman to be executed by lethal injection.
Velma Barfield is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database