Death row killer Alfred Bourgeois uses last words to deny crime before execution

Death row killer Alfred Bourgeois’ last words were a final denial that he didn’t kill his 2-year-old daughter.

The 56-year-old became the tenth inmate to be killed by the Federal Government in 2020 when he was executed in Indiana on December 11.

He was sentenced to death in 2004 for torturing and murdering his daughter in Texas.

In his last words he offered no apology, insisting he neither killed or sexually abused his baby, The Mirror said.

Bourgeois said: “I ask God to forgive all those who plotted and schemed against me, and planted false evidence.

"I did not commit this crime."

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Bourgeois is the 10th person to be executed since Attorney General William Barr announced in July 2019 the revival of capital punishment for federal death row inmates.

A report by the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Bourgeois "physically and emotionally tortured, and then beat to death his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter".

His execution also comes nearly 24 hours after the federal execution of Brandon Bernard, whose execution drew anger from celebrities and politicians who fought until the end to halt the execution.

The 40-year-old dad who was on death row for the killing of two Christian youth ministers in 1999.

Before being executed on December 10, Bernard apologised for the crime, saying: "I'm sorry.

"That's the only words that I can say that completely capture how I feel now and how I felt that day."

There are no further executions scheduled for 2020, but several are planned for January.

Before Joe Biden, an opponent of the death penalty, takes office on January 20, three more inmates are set to be executed.

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