Miami (AP) — A teenage murderer who cut his throat died in prison 17 years ago when he invited a friend to a toilet stall in a junior high school outside Miami.
Michael Hernandez, 31, died Thursday, according to online records from the Florida Corrections Bureau. He was imprisoned at the Columbia Orthodontic Institute, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Jacksonville. The cause of death was not revealed, WFOR-TV Hernandez said he was seen in the collapse of the video and that no fraudulent play was suspected.
Hernandez was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Haimegav in February 2004 when she was a 14-year-old student at Southwood Middle School in Palmetto Bay, a suburb of Miami.
Hernandez promised to show Jaime something and invited Jaime to a stall for the disabled in front of school. Then he pulled out the knife, stabbed it more than 40 times, and tore his throat. Then he hid the knife in the secret compartment of his backpack and went to class.
After Jaime’s body was found, the teacher noticed Hernandez’s blood and called the police. It was discovered that Hernandez was fascinated by serial killers and was studying them online. He made a list of the people he wanted to kill, including Jaime. He was found guilty of one murder in 2008 after a jury rejected his crazy plea.
Jaime’s father, Jorge Goff Miami Herald He was “shocked” when he learned of Hernandez’s death.
“I didn’t expect this at all,” Goff said. He and his wife are still talking about their 31-year-old son, but “it’s not sad,” he said. His son was straight-a student playing the violin.
“We miss him, and the big question is: what will he be today?” He said.
Hernandez had planned to kill two friends, but Andre Martin was in a bad mood when Hernandez tried to lure him and Goff into the stall. The bell rang and the three went to class. The next day, Hernandez killed Goff.
Martin is currently a detective in the Miami-Dade County Police Department. He told Herald that he had mixed feelings about Hernandez’s death.
“We continue to express our condolences to Jaime Goff’s parents and Goff’s entire family,” Martin said. “And the Hernandez family-they lost a family member, not the one who committed the crime.”