NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1984
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(Studio) Velma Barfield's decision to halt legal appeals postponing her scheduled execution in North Carolina tomorrow noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Raleigh, North Carolina) Controversy surrounding Barfield's case reviewed; films shown. [June 7, 1984, BARFIELD - is resigned to execution.] Her murders of fiance, mother and others recalled. [Daughters of Barfield's victims, Sylvia ANDREWS, Alice STORMS, Margie PITTMAN - believe Barfield enjoyed killing; support her execution.] Focus of campaign by Barfield's supporters described; photos shown. [North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty spokesperson Dr. Jeffrey ELLIOT - doesn't think her execution will decrease crime.] Governor James Hunt, currently in Senate race with Jesse Helms, recalled denying appeals for clemency. [BARFIELD - doesn't believe she can make restitution for her crimes.]
REPORTER: David Hazinski
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