On this date, January 7, 2010, Gerald Bordelon was executed by lethal injection in Louisiana for the November 15, 2002 murder of 12-year-old Courtney LeBlanc.
The victim, Courtney Leblanc
(June 5, 1990 to November 15, 2002)
INTERNET SOURCE: http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/bordelon1191.htm
Summary: Bordelon was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in 1982 to sexual battery, and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his 1990 conviction for forcible rape and two counts of aggravated crime against nature. While on parole, he met Jennifer Kocke over the Internet and married her a year later. They separated after 12 year old Courtney LeBlanc and her sister told their mother that Bordelon touched them inappropriately. Bordelon abducted LeBlanc in 2002 from his estranged wife's trailer with a knife from the kitchen, took her to Mississippi where he forced her to perform oral sex on him, then drove back to Louisiana and strangled her. When LeBlanc's body was found 11 days later, she was wearing only a pair of shorts and one tennis shoe. Bordelon led police to her body in a wooded area by the Amite River in Livingston Parish, about 20 miles from Baton Rouge. A state Supreme Court opinion upholding Bordelon’s right to waive all appeals says Bordelon had a “diagnostic profile of sexual sadism” and he told psychiatrists his crimes involved an escalating pattern of violence.
Kocke was later convicted of child abuse by a Mississippi jury for failing to keep Bordelon away from her children. Kocke received a suspended five-year sentence, with five years of probation.