FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A college tyro who deputies contend they held satirical a passed man’s face after stabbing him and his mom to genocide outward their Florida home was being expelled from a sanatorium Monday and taken to jail roughly dual months after a attack, authorities said.
Austin Harrouff, 19, was approaching to arrive during a jail Monday afternoon, pronounced Martin County Sheriff William Snyder. Snyder pronounced Harrouff was charged Sunday with dual depends of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder for a Aug. 15 slayings of John Stevens, 59, and Michelle Mishcon, 53, during their Tequesta home, and a stabbing of their neighbor.
Harrouff had been hospitalized and sedated given shortly after a attack. Snyder has pronounced Harrouff might have ingested antacid chemicals from a couple’s garage during a attack. Harrouff’s father, Dr. Wade Harrouff, a dentist, had pronounced final month that his son’s liver was failing, he had liquid in his lungs and his esophagus was bleeding.
“He will substantially continue to need therapy,” Snyder said. “We done it transparent to a sanatorium that this is a jail, it is not a healing place to be. We will do a best we can. We do have a medical section but, for a many part, he is entrance here for jail and not for therapy.”
Snyder pronounced Monday that a FBI is still conducting tests on Harrouff’s blood to establish if he had taken any drugs.
Deputies found a robust former wrestler in his underwear, creation animal noises and satirical Stevens’ face as he pinned his victim’s physique to a driveway.
Snyder pronounced it took countless deputies, jolts from a jolt gun and a military dog to examine him off. The policeman pronounced deputies didn’t fire given they feared distinguished a victim, not meaningful that he was expected already dead. They found Mishcon’s physique in a garage. If convicted of first-degree murder, he could face a genocide chastisement or life in prison.
Harrouff is also indicted of stabbing a couple’s neighbor, Jeff Fisher, who attempted to come to their assist before retreating, wounded, to call 911. Fisher was after expelled from a hospital.
Harrouff used a switchblade blade and “weapons of opportunity” from a couple’s garage in a attack, formulating what gifted carnage detectives called a many hideous crime stage of their careers, a policeman said.
The Florida State University practice scholarship vital — a football lineman and wrestler in high propagandize — told deputies impediment him that he was drug-free. “Test me. You won’t find any drugs,” he declared.
He has done no comments to investigators since, Snyder pronounced Monday. He was disjointed when he was taken to a sanatorium and was shortly put on a ventilator.
In a video he posted online 5 days before a attack, Harrouff suggested he might have taken steroids in a past, though pronounced he doesn’t use them now. If true, that could lift a probability of “roid rage,” that customarily happens when a user is not actively holding a drug, pronounced Jim Hall, an epidemiologist during Nova Southeastern University who marks bootleg drug usage.
The FBI has been using tests to establish either he was underneath a change of hallucinogenic drugs such as flakka or bath salts, both of that have been related to aroused outbursts. Snyder pronounced there were no traces of common travel drugs — including cocaine, pot and methamphetamine — in Harrouff’s blood after a stabbings.
The toxicology reports will yield “a large square of a unknown,” Snyder has said.
What investigators do know is that Harrouff was carrying cooking with his father, sister and a crony during a grill about 4 miles from a victims’ residence when he apparently had difference with his father. Surveillance video shows him quietly walking out about 45 mins before a stabbings, and his family was concerned.
His mother, unknowingly of a attack, called military to news him missing; she pronounced he had been behaving strangely for about a week, claiming to have superpowers and to have been sent here to assistance people.
The victims lived a brief stretch from Harrouff’s father and were famous to lay in their garage with a doorway open, examination radio and chatting with passers-by.
Harrouff’s relatives released a matter days after a slayings expressing their condolences to a Stevens family and their apologies to Fisher.
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