Eddie James Sonnier


Age: 57

Summary: convicted murderer and death row inmate who had completed the capital punishment for the 1977 rape and execution-style murder of 18-year-old Loretta Ann Bourque and 17-year-old David LeBlanc while the teenage couple were out on a date in a rural area of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana and whose older brother Elmo Patrick Sonnier was executed by electrocution in 1984 and became immortalized in the 1993 best-selling book Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean.

Cause of Death: Brief illness

Born: 1956

Died: December 19, 2013

Angola, Louisiana