CRAZED teenage killer Michael Hernandez, 31, died in May 2021, Florida Department of Corrections online records show.
He murdered a fellow classmate when he was just 14-years-old.
How did Michael Hernandez end up in prison?
Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the February 2004 murder of Jaime Gough when they were both 14-year-old students at Southwood Middle School in Palmetto Bay, just outside Miami.
Hernandez had lured Jaime into a handicapped stall before school with a promise to show him something.
He then pulled out a knife, stabbed him more than 40 times and slit his throat.
He then hid the knife in a secret compartment in his backpack and went to class.
After Jaime’s body was found, a teacher noticed blood on Hernandez and notified police.
Jorge Gough, Jaime’s father, 言った マイアミ・ヘラルド 彼がいたこと “shocked to learn of Hernandez’s death.
“I was not expecting this at all,” Gough said. He said he and his wife still talk about their son, who would now be 31, だが “not in a sad way”.
His son was a straight-A student who played the violin.
“We miss him, and the big question is: What would he be today?” 彼は言った.
How did Michael Hernandez die in prison?
No cause of death was released, だが WFOR-TV said Hernandez was seen on video collapsing, and no foul play is suspected.
ティーン, who admitted to modeling his behavior on the serial killers in American Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs, was incarcerated at Columbia Correctional Institute, 約 50 miles west of Jacksonville.
“He was an evil evil person who showed no remorse,” said retired Miami-Dade prosecutor Gail Levine, who oversaw Hernandez’s sentencing hearing. "ついに, justice was completed.”
What was Michael Hernandez’s motive behind Jamie Gough’s murder?
It was discovered that Hernandez had become fascinated with serial killers, studying them online.
He had made a list of people he wanted to slay, including Jaime. He was found guilty in 2008 of first-degree murder after a jury rejected his insanity plea.
Hernandez had planned to kill two friends, but Andre Martin got leery when Hernandez tried to lure him and Gough into the stall.
The bell rang and the three went to class. 次の日, Hernandez killed Gough.
Hernandez was originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
He was granted a new sentencing hearing after the US Supreme Court banned automatic life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of murder.
に 2015, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge John Schlesinger agreed to send him back to prison for life after prosecutors submitted chilling recordings of Hernandez to the court.
In the tapes, he boasted about his inability to cry, describing how he idolized violent serial killers and heavy metal music laden with violent lyrics and imagery.
“I did not anticipate rainbows and unicorns and puppies but what I received was truly grotesque,” Schlesinger said of the phone calls, 追加する: “It paints a picture of a person fascinated by killers, by violent movies, violent music lyrics, violent books and violent current events.”