Louisiana man who tortured, killed his toddler daughter will be executed Friday

A 55-year-old Louisiana man who was convicted of capital murder in the killing of his daughter in South Texas is set to be executed Friday.

Alfred Bourgeois, a truck driver from LaPlace, Louisianna, was convicted of capital murder in 2004  for the death of his 2-year-old daughter at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

He was also found guilty of physically and emotionally torturing, sexually molesting and beating the child to death, court records state.


Alfred Bourgeois


In July 2002, Bourgeois, his daughter and two family members followed him on his trucking route to Corpus Christi naval base to deliver a shipment, according to court documents.

Documents state Bourgeois became angry with his daughter because she tipped over her potty training seat he would force her to sit on. He grabbed her by her shoulders and slammed the back of her head into the windshield around the dashboard four times, records state.

The child was taken to the hospital where she later died after being on life support. The medical examiner found deep tissue bruising in every area of the girl’s body, documents state.


The Justice Department has scheduled three more federal executions during the lame-duck period before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, including two just days before his inauguration. In a court filing Friday night, the Justice Department said it was scheduling the executions of Alfred Bourgeois for Dec. 11 and Cory Johnson and Dustin Higgs for Jan. 14 and 15.


Authorities also discovered Bourgeois had constantly abused the girl violently and sexually. Bourgeois was put on death row in 2004.

He is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Federal Correction Complex Terre Haute in Indiana.

*story by USA Today