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Face-biter said he fled demon-like figure before killings

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A Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple in their garage and chewing on the dead man’s face told television psychologist Phil McGraw he was fleeing a demon-like figure named Daniel and only had a vague recollection of the slayings. In a 22-minute interview released Tuesday by prosecutors, Austin Harrouff said he lost his wits as he walked back to his father’s home after storming out of a restaurant where they had an argument. McGraw asked about “the…

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Sheriff: Face-biting FSU student to be charged with murder

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A Florida sheriff’s office said Friday that a college student caught biting a victim’s face after stabbing the man and his wife in a random attack will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder, raising the possibility of the death penalty. Austin Harrouff, 19, also will be charged with attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing of the couple’s neighbor Jeff Fisher, according to a statement from Trisha Kukuvka, a spokeswoman for Martin County Sheriff William Snyder. Fisher suffered multiple…

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FSU student randomly targets and kills couple, tries to bite face off man

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A 19-year-old Florida State University student with no criminal record fatally stabbed a couple at random in their garage, wounded their neighbor and was biting the dead man’s face when deputies finally subdued him, authorities said Tuesday. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told reporters that Austin Harrouff might have been on hallucinogenic drugs when he attacked Michelle Mishcon, 53, and John Stevens, 59, at their Tequesta home late Monday. The sheriff said Harrouff joined his family for dinner at a…

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