Michael Hernandez the “Middle School Murderer” says he chose his friend Jaime Gough because he would be the easiest to kill. Michael Hernandez killed Jaime Gough at Southwood Middle School in Palmetto Bay in south Florida in 2004.
Michael Hernandez tried to lure another class mate, Andre Martin into the bathroom stall as well but he wasn’t successful. This tragic event inspired Andre to become a police officer.
Hernandez told police that he put the knife inside a hidden compartment of his backpack and proceeded to class. He was found guilty of first degree murder in 2008 and sentenced to life behind bars. He aspired to become a serial killer. He had a hit list that included his own sister.
Michael Hernandez died in his prison cell in April 2021. He was 31 years old. Michael’s cause of death, according to the medical examiner, was “cardiac dysrhythmia” – attributed to morbid obesity.