Trucker Alfred Bourgeois ‘heaved uncontrollably and quivered’ as he got lethal injection for killing daughter, 2
TRUCKER Alfred Bourgeois heaved uncontrollably and quivered as he got the lethal injection for killing his two-year-old toddler in 2002, reports say.
The "monster" dad, 56, supposedly could not stop heaving and shaking as he was given a lethal injection of pentobarbital at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana last Friday.
Bourgeois – who repeatedly protested his innocence and claimed he was framed for killing little Jakaren Harrison – was reportedly spotted open-mouthed and writhing in a sound-proof room.
Convicted killer Bourgeois was executed for raping and torturing his daughter on December 11, which prompted protests from Americans who oppose the death penalty.
But the Louisiana truck driver became the 10th federal prisoner to be executed since the Trump administration recommenced the punishment after it was stopped for 17 years.
Jakaren’s family described him as "a monster," however, and said his death sentence was justified after he attacked the toddler in his truck during a work delivery at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi in July 2002.
After spanking her bare bottom, Bourgeois "grabbed her by her shoulders and slammed the back of her head into the front and side window area around the dashboard four times," court documents said.
He was also accused of systemically sexually and physically abusing tragic Jakaren, who was beaten with a belt and baseball batt, whipped with an electrical cord, scratched, bitten and burned by her monstrous dad.
When other family members tried to clean the sores on the girl's feet, "Bourgeois would stop them and jam his dirty thumb into the wounds, then force her to walk on her injured feet," the court papers add.
The death row inmate concealed her horrific injuries using socks and sunglasses and before his trial, remarked that her "head got as big as a watermelon" during his pre-trial prison stint.
The Department of Justice said that he "physically and emotionally tortured, sexually molested, and then beat to death his two-year-old daughter.
After the toddler's death, rectal swabs revealed the presence of semen. He was also convicted of sexually molesting his daughter.
Before he got the deadly jab, he said: "In no form of fashion did murder, rape, or sexually molest my daughter or anyone else in my whole life.
"I did not commit this crime. I love my kids with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.
"I confess and repent to God all I have ever said and done against your will. I ask for forgiveness for all those who planted and plotted evidence in my home and truck.
"For they know not what they did. God, I love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. I pray you welcome me into your kingdom. As I close my eyes may I enter into your hands and kingdom."
Bourgeois’s legal team claimed his IQ meant he was intellectually disabled; they said this meant that he should not be put to death “without fair consideration of his intellectual disability.”
His execution went ahead at 8:21pm ET last Friday.
Bourgeois died after Brandon Bernard, 40, was put to death on December 10 after spending 20 years on death row formurdering two youth ministers and torching their bodies more than two decades ago.
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