A truck driver convicted of severely abusing his daughter is scheduled for execution on Friday.
55-year-old Alfred Bourgeois was convicted of capital murder in 2004 for the killing of his 2-year-old daughter in 2002. He has been in custody since his sentencing, and is set to be executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex, in Terre Haute, Indiana on Friday, December 11th.
According to NY Daily News, Bourgeois was given temporary custody of the 2-year-old girl and ordered to pay child support in 2002 after a paternity test proved that he was her father. During that time, Bourgeois was working as a truck driver and took the girl to work with him, keeping her in the truck on his routes. During that time, he “systematically abused and tortured her — including by punching her in the face, whipping her with an electrical cord, and burning the bottom of her foot with a cigarette lighter.”
This abuse came to a head in July 2002, when Bourgeois arrived at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station to make a delivery. As he was backing up into a loading dock, the little girl apparently knocked over her training potty, sending Bourgeois into a rage. He then “repeatedly slammed the back of her head into the truck’s window and dashboard, killing her.”
Bourgeois was later found guilty of physically and emotionally torturing the child, sexually molesting her multiple times, and beating her to death. He is one of several people scheduled to be put to death before the President Elect’s scheduled inauguration in January.