Michael Hernandez was 14-years-old in 2004 when he lured a friend into a school bathroom and stabbed him to death. Now 18, Hernandez has been convicted of first degree murder. Some mental health experts are calling Hernandez a “wannabe serial killer”.
The defense argued Hernandez was insane and not criminally responsible for luring Jaime Gough into the bathroom at Miami’s Southwood Middle School, then slitting his throat and stabbing him at least 42 times.
But prosecutors said he was a smart student who wore a windbreaker and latex gloves for the attack in an effort to keep blood off his clothes.
When the verdict was read, Hernandez showed no reaction but was nervously moving his foot under the defense table.
His mother, Kathy, held her head in her hands and openly wept when she heard the guilty verdict. She left the courtroom without talking to reporters.
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