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There are numerous news articles and media postings about Alfred Bourgeois's case that have labeled him as a murderer and molester of his 2-year-old daughter. However, his conviction was based solely on perfidious testimonies of his spouse who claimed these accusations. There was an insurmountable amount of evidence to prove Mr. Bourgeois's innocence on all charges and affirm that his wife fabricated a false narrative. However, his Defense remained absent in presenting such evidence. This website was created to present all of the evidence that was not proffered in court and prove with forensic science that Alfred Bourgois was an innocent man wrongfully convicted and executed. 

About Justice For Alfred Bourgeois

On December 11, 2020, an African American male, Alfred Bourgeois, was one among the 13 inmates executed by the United States Federal Government during the Trump Administration's Rush to Kill. There is, and still remains, scientific forensic evidence that both proved and confirmed Mr. Bourgeois did not commit the crimes he was accused of. In fact, it has been confirmed that the actual diagnosis of his daughter's death was unknown Hypernatremia, caused by the digestion of too much saltwater from a week-old family beach trip.

 

2 days before his death, I was given a total of 4 hours to talk to my Dad. It was the first time I heard his voice after almost 19 years, as he was the “Only” inmate not allowed contact with loved ones.  

 

During this conversation, my father had the opportunity to share with me one of his biggest regrets- listening to his wife in a moment of panic. As he & his 6-year-old daughter, were unloading his rig, he & the staff felt shaking coming from inside the 18-wheeler. He enters to find his daughter, Ja'Karenn, laying lifeless as his spouse screams, cries, & attempts to do CPR. He immediately asked her what happened to which she replied “I don’t know! I think she’s dying! Oh my God, Alfred, she’s dying!”

 

He abruptly heads to leave the truck in search of help but his wife stops him filled with panic. Her fear was that the family would be accused & arrested for something they did not do- so she instructed my father that it’d be best to “gently place Ja'Karenn on the ground outside of the truck" & per his wife’s advice- say that Ja'Karenn fell.

As his wife perturbates with her greatest concern not being the death of a child, but fears of going to jail- His 6-year-old & infant daughters are crying & screaming, while the other daughter lays lifeless for unknown reasons. Ja'Karenn is brought to the hospital where she dies the next day. Although there are NO signs of abuse OR rape- a child died & 2 adults lied about it.

The prosecution initially suspects my father’s wife- trying everything in their power to get him to turn against her & say that she killed Ja'Karenn. But he refuses to say anything negative about his spouse & tells the FBI he’d never speak badly about her. To protect her, he continues to use the same narrative- that his daughter fell out of his truck, thinking this would save his wife in the case she was in danger.

Little did he know that ONLY 3 SHORT DAYS LATER- his wife was FREE after making a deal with the prosecution to testify against him. Hypernatremia was not commonly known during this era, thus not being the initial medical presumption. Lies are fabricated to create a narrative in an attempt to explain the swelling in the brain. 

Initially proclaiming her father’s innocence & stating that her mother fabricated the story about the fall because she was afraid of prison, his 6-year-old daughter was returned to her mother where she resided for approximately a year, speaking only with the prosecution.

 

After being “instructed” what to say by the prosecution during my father’s 2004 trial, the same 6-year-old daughter, who initially swore her father was innocent, was now blaming him for unspeakable crimes he did not commit. At one point during the trial, the child even states "That was Mommy's part to say".

 

Myself, along with approximately 10 additional witnesses, were subpoenaed to testify by my father’s Defense team at his 2004 trial. With high hopes of being able to speak positively about him, we were all notified that we would not be used for my father’s defense only "MINUTES" before the start of the trial. In fact, we were not even allowed in the courtroom to see what was taking place. The jury heard only one side & saw no one who cared. 

Had I been allowed to testify, I could have shared with the jury that it wasn’t the first time his spouse had fabricated lies about child abuse. In 1997 a restraining order was filed against my father after he refused to take his wife’s side in an argument with my mother about the many mistreatments I faced at the hands of his spouse- in which she’d always deny & he’d always believe her. She later admitted to a judge that she lied about the abuse & filed the restraining order out of anger & that her husband did NOT abuse her or her child.

In 2000 following an affair, his spouse filed a 2nd restraining order after my father threatened to divorce her. Upon getting pregnant during this time, she goes back to my father, promising to drop the restraining order if he agrees to reconcile their marriage. He has hesitancy knowing he may not be the father. Nevertheless, loves and raises the child anyway.

Had I been allowed to testify, I could have also shared that the horrible accusations stating my father forced Ja'Karenn to sit on her potty for 23 hours per day is nothing but a tale of innocent truths mixed with scandalous lies. Yes! Ja'Karenn sat on her potty quite frequently in my presence. But NOT because my father “Forced” her to- as his wife or the media outlets allege. She sat on her potty because it also converted to a toddler chair. Ja'Karenn loved watching TV, sometimes being glued to it for hours. She especially enjoyed sitting on her potty because it was the perfect height for a toddler. I remember my father chuckling while saying “That girl loves her dang cartoons”. Then he’d tell her to get up & go run around & play with her older sister instead of always being glued to the TV.

It is saddening that innocent moments are converted into fabricated exaggerations with the evilest and the most wicked intent.

 

Unintentionally announcing at the beginning of her testimony, the 6-year-old child, states that her 2-year-old sister, Ja'Karenn, "followed me EVERYWHERE." If Ja'Karenn did in fact follow her everywhere, how could she be glued to her potty? Most importantly, Ja'Karenn’s autopsy showed absolutely NO signs of skin breakdown to the buttocks. 

 

Only last year, the same physician used for the prosecution to “convict” my father, now states she may have made an error- 18.5 years later! At my father’s 2004 trial, the prosecution used an expert pathologist & rape specialist, Dr. Rouse, who confirmed along with her SANE nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) that (deceased) Ja'Karenn displayed absolutely “NO” signs of rape. 

Dr. Rouse also stated the injuries to the brain appeared to be at a minimum- a week old- meaning allegations of Ja'Karenn's head being slammed against the window were fabricated. Blood was never found, nor was there a fractured skull.

 

Although Dr. Rouse completely denied rape, she did assume that the head injuries seen in the autopsy were caused by abuse based on the testimony of my father’s spouse. Interestingly enough, the prosecution accepts her testimony of abuse, but does not include the results about “rape or molestation not being present”. How can you accept half of what your expert says & not the other?

 

In Recent Communications with Government Pathologist, Dr. Rouse Exhibited a Hesitancy About Her Conclusions as to the Cause of Death and Expressed a Willingness to Consider the Opinion of Another Neuropathologist. Countless additional medical experts & specialists with 40+ years of knowledge ALL agreed there was NO ABUSE or RAPE. The media was not made aware of this because EVERY expert (Neuro) physician who wanted to testify stating rape never occurred & the brain swelling was inconsistent with abuse were NEVER allowed to testify. The Defense did not return their calls until the day of my father's trial- making these expert testimonies inadmissible to be used in court.

 

My father remained an innocent man on death row for 18.5 years, mainly in solitary confinement. I was not privy to the evidence being shared until a few days after my father’s execution- which was horribly botched.

 

A federal execution was built on a lie in what is believed to be a grave injustice to the judicial system and American democracy as an entirety. There is not just one injustice that has occurred, but multiple on State, Federal, and Supreme Court levels.

 

Mr. Alfred Bourgeois had no voice and unjustly spent 18 years OR 6,570 days of his life only to be executed for a crime legal evidence confirmed he did not commit. He was wrongfully executed without a fair trial because the love of power took precedence over the love of justice. It is our wish to bring global awareness to the continued needed changes of judicial civility.

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Our country cries due to the repetitive acts of civil injustice. Acts against George Floyd, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin. Injustices of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner. But there is a nefarious injustice happening in our prisons, and it is one that cannot be overlooked. NOT every person who is convicted "guilty" is actually "guilty", and NO inmate deserves capital punishment. Justice for Alfred Bourgeois is seeking the assistance of all those willing to become a polemicist in making a difference and promoting change, and we desperately need your help.

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Advocacy is an essential pillar of any Civil Rights Movement. There is strength in numbers, and we are working to inform and encourage others to take a stand for those who have become despondent and left without a voice. 

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7,000 Days

How do you breathe? How do you smile?

How do you turn back a history engulfed in beguile?

A tale, A lie -Told to the world

A precarious oyster unproducing of pearls

 

Societal problems appear innumerable & vast

Capitalism, Prejudice, Sexism, surpassed

Preparing for battle in an unjust fight

Chimeras despondent, as life loses sight

 

Seeking escape, some fill their livers with liquor and ale

Numbing their thoughts and anxieties to prevail

What if there was no liquor, no family, no relief

You would now be housed in a box with no accessible key

 

Presumptions come easy thinking about what you would do 

But have you unbiasedly taken the time to imagine if it happened to you?

Imagine having a child you love without end

The child loses her life and you’re blamed for the sin

 

Kismets and serendipities turn to foes filled with plight

              Becoming a Martyr in life sacrificed to death overnight

Monster and Animal is what you’re called by the world

When you’re single mission alone was to provide a good life for your baby girl

 

For 7,000 days, you’re alone with your thoughts surrounded by 4 walls

Planning out solutions, trying to make sense of it all

Praying to hear the voice of someone who cares

But for 18.5 years, no one was there.


How would you cope, knowing your conviction was based on a lie?

How would you cope, knowing the country you were born in, now wanted you to die?

How would you cope knowing you now only exist?

Knowing the world hears only one side; the truth always missed

 

How would you cope knowing your name was symbolic of all things vile?

Worst, at the end of the day, your efforts weren’t effective in protecting your child.

Thinking about what could have been done to change a tragic past

Will your life ever again have meaning or will the pain eternally last?

 

If you have other kids, how are they doing?

Being encaged without contact- one can only assume.

Isolated for 23 hours per day, all you feel is defeat

For 7000 days, you no longer have a choice in the food that you eat.

 

Your bedtime is determined by the rules of others

Even after her sudden death, you weren’t allowed to see your mother

You begin to wonder if your death would be an easier escape

Something has to work to ease the heartbreak

 

Sustained on a life ambiguous to logic & reason

Almost 7000 days go by with the passing of seasons

And still, you remain- encaged in your box

No holidays! No family! Only time that now mocks!

 

Have you imagined the curse of a life in captivity?

An innocent soul, never given the chance to become all they can be

Celebrated viciously in death by all too blind to see.

What a beautiful tragedy to finally be free

Getting To Know Alfred Bourgeois

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Bethany with her dad and sisters at grad