Prosecutors file motion, more details released in fatal face-eating case
'Shoot me now. I deserve to die,' Harouff said after fatal attack, document says
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – Prosecutors have filed a motion seeking an alibi from a 19-year-old man accused of killing a couple in Martin County in August and attacking their neighbor.
Austin Harrouff was found Aug. 14 hovering over the body of John Stevens in the victim's garage while biting and removing pieces of the victim's face with his teeth, Martin County sheriff's deputies said.
Michelle Mischon Stevens was also found dead inside the garage.
"(Expletive) kill me, (expletive) kill me. Shoot me now. I deserve to die," Harrouff told deputies after the attack, according to court documents.
According to the documents, Harrouff told deputies that he "ate humans" and asked for help, saying that he couldn't breathe.
Paramedics reported that Harrouff claimed that he only smoked marijuana and "drank some alcohol" that night and told them, "(Expletive) you. Just kill me. I want to die," and "(Expletive) America. Just kill me."
Detectives said the victims' neighbor, Jeffrey Fisher, 47, was attacked while trying to help the couple and was released from the hospital days after the attack.
Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said the first deputy who arrived tried to stop Harrouff with a Taser, but was unsuccessful. More deputies and a K-9 unit were called and eventually overpowered him.
Snyder said blood tests have been sent to the FBI to determine whether Harrouff was on flakka or bath salts at the time of the attack. Initial blood tests were negative for street drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.
Harrouff is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty.
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