Velma Barfield’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

October 29, 1932

Death Date

November 2, 1984

Age of Death

52 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States



The criminal Velma Barfield died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The first woman to be executed by lethal injection in the U.S., and the first woman to be executed after the 1976 resumption of the death penalty.

She developed an addiction to drugs after a surgery caused her to have chronic and severe back pain.

She was convicted of killing one person, but she confessed to killing six.