Margie Velma Barfield was convicted of killing Rowland Stuart Taylor by arsenic poisoning in 1978. Post-conviction, Barfield confessed to killing her mother Lillian as well as 3 other elderly patients she had been working as a caretaker for. Barfield would poison her victims with arsenic based rat poison and claim to be nursing them back to health. During her stay on death row, Barfield became a devout Christian. She spent her time in prison ministering to other prisoners and received acclaim from several televangelists, including Billy Graham. She was the first women to be executed by lethal injection in 1984.
Velma Barfield’s last meal consisted of a bag of Cheez Doodles and a 12 oz. can of Coke.