A convicted sex offender who confessed to killing his 12-year-old stepdaughter has been executed for the 2002 killing.
Gerald Bordelon was put to death Thursday evening by injection at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The 47-year-old waived his right to appeal the death sentence.
Bordelon strangled Courtney LeBlanc in 2002 after kidnapping her from her home in Livingston Parish at knifepoint and forcing her to perform oral sex on him. Bordelon led police to her body in a wooded area by the Amite River, about 20 miles from Baton Rouge.
He gave a taped confession and was convicted of the murder in 2006.
Bordelon’s execution was Louisiana’s first since 2002. No other executions are scheduled.
Melinda Deslatte of The Associated Press wrote this report.