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USA Patrick Statement on AG Capital Punishment Order

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – As the Attorney General has stated, the Department of Justice is duty-bound to uphold the rule of law - and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry out the sentence our justice system has imposed.

This case was one of the most atrocious crimes this office has ever seen – something that impacted the Corpus Christi community and other family members and friends in Southeast Texas and Louisiana. A jury convicted Alfred Bourgeois of torturing and finally killing his two-year-old daughter, after having visitation custody of her for just a month. The little girl died on June 28, 2002, after a final beating at the Corpus Christ Naval Air Station where Bourgeois was making a delivery as part of his long-haul trucking job. The facts surrounding this murder are horrific.

As a father myself, this case sickens me. Bourgeois preyed on an innocent child – one of the most vulnerable among us. She should have been protected and loved, but was instead robbed of her young life after being brutalized by her very own. 

Bourgeois is guilty and was ordered to death. His execution has now been set.  

Our hearts continue to go out to these families and we hope this measure of justice will finally help bring peace and closure.

Updated July 26, 2019