Velma Barfield

Death Row Granny, Mama Margie

  Active for 8 years
(1971-1978) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 15 Books About Velma Barfield
  14. 8 External References
  15. Internal References

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.

Velma Barfield Serial Killer Profile

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.

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Velma Barfield has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 1 year ago.

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Velma Barfield
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-12-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Velma Barfield
Nickname: Death Row Granny, Mama Margie
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1971 - 1978
Ages Active: 38/39 - 45/46
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1932 - 1984
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: October
Marital Status: married multiple times
Children: two children
Living With: multiple husbands and her two children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 29, 1932
Birth Name: Margie Velma Bullard
Family Name: Bullard
Given Name: Velma
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
Mother: Lillian Bullard
Father: a physically abusive man

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 11 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
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)
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Velma Barfield

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.

Date Event Description
Oct 29 1932Velma Barfield was born in South Carolina, state of the United States of America.  #19321029
Oct 29 1952
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Oct 29 1962
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1971
(Age 38/39)
Velma Barfield started her serial killing spree. #1971
Oct 29 1972
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1978
(Age 45/46)
Velma Barfield ended her serial killing spree. #1978
May 13 1978
(Age 45)
Velma Barfield arrested. #19780513
Dec 02 1978
(Age 46)
Velma Barfield was convictedand sentenced to death by by lethal injection at Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, US.  #19781202
Oct 29 1982
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Nov 02 1984
(Age 52)
Velma Barfieldwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat Raleigh, capital of North Carolina, United States. #19841102
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 268
father drug abuse TRUE 192
problems in school TRUE 221
teased in school TRUE 218
physically defect TRUE 300
head injury TRUE 299
physically abused TRUE 231
sexually abused TRUE 226
drug abuse TRUE 226
kill at killers home TRUE 319
kill at victims home TRUE 322
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
speach defect FALSE 300
psychologically abused FALSE 224
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 366
previous jail FALSE 351
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
rape FALSE 451
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
strangle FALSE 441
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


Books that Mention Velma Barfield

Book: The Killer Inside Me (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Jim Thompson
The Killer Inside Me
Book: Bitter Blood (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Jerry Bledsoe
Bitter Blood
Book: Before He Wakes (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Jerry Bledsoe
Before He Wakes
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: Blood Games (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Jerry Bledsoe
Blood Games
Book: Death Sentence (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Jerry Bledsoe
Death Sentence
Book: Death and the Life After (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Billy Graham
Death and the Life After
Book: Women Who Kill (mentions serial killer Velma Barfield)
Ann Jones
Women Who Kill

15 Books that mention Serial Killer
Velma Barfield

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0316196029 The Killer Inside Me 1
1626812861 Bitter Blood 1
1626812896 Before He Wakes 1
0425213900 Female Serial Killers 30
162681287x Blood Games 1
1626812888 Death Sentence 2
141853918x Death and the Life After 1
1558616527 Women Who Kill 4
0688119344 Preacher's Girl 1
0804791724 Gruesome Spectacles 1
0820478830 Wretched Sisters 2
0865549664 Murder Along the Cape Fea... 1
0313337136 Women Criminals 2
1535593741 Death Row Granny 1
1541381386 Killer Grannies 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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Velma Barfield on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Margie Velma BARFIELD on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Barfield, Velma Bullard on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Mindy Griffith, Christen McWhorter, Margie Velma Barfield on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Q445811 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  6. Velma Margie Barfield #29 on www.clarkprosecutor.org, Retrieved on Oct 15, 2018.
  7. Velma Barfield on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  8. Velma Margie Barfield on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

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  1. #5 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  2. #20 of 36[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in October
  3. #23 of 651[ Page 2 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #23 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #26 of 75[ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #138 of 327[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #196 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #302 of 651[ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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