Alfred Bourgeois Wiki – Biography
Alfred Bourgeois, A Louisiana truck driver convicted of murdering his 2-year-old daughter is scheduled to be federally executed on Friday.
Alfred Bourgeois is scheduled to be executed a day later on Dec. 11. Bourgeois was sentenced to death in 2004 in Texas after he was found guilty of murdering his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, who the Department of Justice says he also abused and tortured.
Bourgeois was originally scheduled to be executed on Jan. 13, 2020, but the execution was first stayed in November of 2019 and then stayed again by a federal judge in March, who argued that his legal team presented compelling evidence that Bourgeois has an intellectual disability under current legal standards. (The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 in Atkins v. Virginia that executing someone with intellectual disabilities violates their constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment.)
However, that ruling was overturned by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 6, and Bourgeois’s new execution date was set on Nov. 20. His legal team has filed a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court asking that his execution be stayed so a lower court can hold a new hearing on the evidence of his disability.
Bourgeois’s legal team has also filed for a petition clemency from President Trump this week.
The swiftness of the scheduling of these executions is the basis of a lawsuit filed jointly by both Bernard and Bourgeois’s legal team, who point to the provision of the U.S. Federal Death Penalty Act that says the federal government must adhere to the law of the state where the sentence was imposed: Texas in both cases. Texas law requires defendants receive 90 days notice of their execution, yet Bernard was only given 55 days, and Bourgeois was given 21 days, his team says. (A judge denied the request on Dec. 6 on procedural grounds, but the defense has appealed the motion to a higher court.)
Following Bernard and Bourgeois, Lisa Montgomery is scheduled to be executed on Jan. 12, Corey Johnson is scheduled to be executed Jan. 14 and Dustin Higgs is scheduled to be executed Jan. 15, only five days before Biden takes office.
Alfred Bourgeois Age
Alfred Bourgeois has died at the age of 56-years-old.
Killed 2-year-Old Daughter To Be Executed Friday
A Louisiana truck driver convicted of murdering his 2-year-old daughter is scheduled to be federally executed on Friday.
Alfred Bourgeois, who killed his daughter in July 2002 during a work delivery at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi, is slated to receive a lethal injection at the Federal Correction Complex Terre Haute in Indiana, the Corpus Christi Caller Times reported.
Bourgeois repeatedly slammed his daughter’s head into a windshield and dashboard after becoming enraged that she tipped over her potty trainer, according to court documents obtained by the newspaper.
The child was placed on life support before dying at a hospital.
Bourgeois, who has been on death row since 2004, was also convicted of sexually molesting his daughter, the report said.
His execution is one of two planned by the federal government this week.
Brandon Bernard, who in 1999 kidnapped and killed two youth ministers on a Texas military reservation, is scheduled to be executed Thursday.
Three other federal executions have been scheduled before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20.