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Southwood Middle Killer Michael Hernandez Dies In Prison

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Michael Hernandez, who was convicted of killing his middle school classmate when both were just 14 years old, has died in prison, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Video Transcript

- We start with breaking news today. Michael Hernandez, the man who killed a teenage classmate in the bathroom of Southwood Middle School back in 2004, has died in prison. It was a case that shocked South Florida and made national headlines. Hernandez was 14 years old when he lured his friend Jaime Gough into a bathroom stall and stabbed him more than 40 times. He was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder and was being held at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City. Hernandez was 31 years old. And according to the Florida Department of Corrections, he died on Thursday. No other details have been provided yet, including how he died. But we will have much more on this tonight in our 11:00 PM newscast.