Accused killer told deputies he ate ‘humans’

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According to Martin County court records, a man was taken to hospital after he claimed he had killed two people and tried to kill another.

Austin Harrouff, Martin County sheriff’s deputy, said that he had eaten something terrible at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

A sergeant asked, “What did your eat?”

“Humans,” Harrouff replied.

Harrouff, 19 years old, is facing two counts of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and burglary of dwelling. Sheriff’s investigators say he stabbed John Stevens III (59) and Michelle Mishcon (53), to death at their Southeast Kokomo Lane home.

After authorities claimed that Harrouff was found on Stevens’s top, biting Stevens’ face, the story became a national sensation. Harrouff was taken into custody on October 3rd and formally charged with murders on October 19, two months after the attack.

Harrouff spent several weeks at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Medical staff believe he may have ingested chemicals that he probably found in the garage that killed the victims.

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Authorities said that Harrouff was biting and choking Stevens when deputies arrived at the scene on Aug. 15. Harrouff was ordered to get rid of Stevens by one deputy. A second deputy arrived and used a Taser against Harrouff but Stevens refused to go.

According to the report, the deputy claimed that Harrouff kicked him in the head multiple times. After a while, he got off the man and continued to chew his lips.

Sheriff William Snyder stated to the media that Harrouff displayed extreme strength.

Tequesta K-9 officers arrived to deploy their dog, which seized Harrouff’s hand and forced law enforcement officers into his custody. Harrouff shouted at authorities, “(Expletive] Kill me, (expletive), kill me. Shoot me now, because I deserve to die.”