(AbsoluteNews.com) – President Donald Trump has been calling himself the “law and order president” for years. He’s made it a tenant of his administration. In 2020, federal executions resumed after 17 years, and the commander-in-chief is planning to continue serving justice to families for the next month.
The Department of Justice scheduled five federal executions for the final month of Trump’s first term. On Thursday, December 10, Brandon Bernard, 40, became the first to meet his maker. He was one of five men who were convicted of murdering youth ministers Stacie and Todd Bagley in 1999.
Brandon Bernard was executed Thursday night after failed appeals from criminal justice advocates.
He is the 9th federal inmate to be executed this year — and the first in 130 years to be put to death during a presidential transition period.https://t.co/YJrR04WPT9
— NPR (@NPR) December 11, 2020
On Friday, Alfred Bourgeois was executed for beating and torturing his 2-year-old daughter to death. He spent 17 years on death row. The other people facing execution are:
- Cory Johnson will be put to death on January 14, 2021, for murdering seven people in 1992.
- Lisa Montgomery is scheduled for execution on January 12, 2021, for murdering a pregnant woman and cutting her baby out of the womb. The infant survived.
- Dustin John Higgs will die on January 15 for the 1996 kidnappings and murders of three women.
The executions mark the first time in 130 years that the federal government has executed people during a presidential transition period.
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