By | 04 Mar 2023 at 2:06 AM
What Happened To Austin Harrouff – Where Is He Now?

Former student at Florida State University, Austin Harrouff. He was a university sophomore majoring in pre-exercise science. At Florida State University, he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi.

After stabbing a neighbour in 2016, Harrouff was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. The public was shocked and terrified by the tragic event.

Where Is Austin Harrouff Now – What Happened To Him?

The American football player Harrouff was born on December 21, 1996. 13 years old when his parents divorced, he moved in with his mother and younger sister. Despite this, he maintained contact with and frequently visited his father.

After an argument with his father over dinner on the night of the murders, he claims that his last memory is walking home.

The now 26-year-old is still awaiting trial because his attorneys claim he is mentally ill and the FBI found no evidence of illegal substances other than tetrahydrocannabinol in his system. Two months were spent in the hospital due to his burnt oesophagus.

Harrouff “recalls drinking a bottle of liquid” in the couple’s garage, which could have caused the injury, according to a state-appointed psychologist. In the days leading up to the attack, he felt “as if God were speaking to him” and “dog spirits were a part of him,” according to the full report.

Update on the Austin Harrouff Case — Analysis

Austin, who in November was found not guilty of two 2016 murder charges due to insanity, has been transferred from jail to a secure mental health facility, according to sheriff’s officials.

After being released from the Martin County Jail on January 26, 2023, the double murderer was transferred to the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, 40 miles northwest of Tallahassee, and placed in two maximum-security forensic units.

Two psychologists concluded that the former Florida State University professor suffered from a “acute psychotic episode” when he fatally stabbed John Stevens III, 59, and Michelle Mishcon, 53, at their home in southern Martin County on August 15, 2016.

It was determined that Harrouff was legally insane at the time because he was unable to comprehend the repercussions of his actions and was unaware that what he was doing was wrong.

In addition, an expert for the defence determined that he had bipolar I disorder “with psychotic features.” He was placed against his will in the custody of the Department of Children and Families to receive forensic mental health treatment.

Details of the Austin Harrouff Double-Murder Case Are Revealed

According to multiple news sources, a 25-year-old Florida man accused of murdering an unrelated couple and attempting to eat one of the victims’ faces was found not guilty due to insanity; however, he will not be imprisoned.

On August 15, 2016, Austin murdered Joseph John Stevens III and his wife, Michelle Mishcon Stevens, before eating Joseph’s face. Because he knew nothing about the couple, the assault was unjustified and arbitrary. According to the police, he may have been under the influence of bath salts or flakka (alpha-PVP).

During the assault, the patient with schizophrenia was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap, which is Donald Trump’s campaign slogan and sold on the mission’s website.

Jeff Fisher, a neighbour who witnessed the assault and attempted to intervene, was injured. In addition, he called 911 to report the assault to the police.

When the police arrived, they stated that Austin was formidable. The official attempted to stop him multiple times with a taser, but it was ineffective. Four officers and a canine separated Harrouff from the suspect.

The couple was beaten, sliced, and assaulted with a switchblade in their Tequesta, Florida carport. The suspect used a variety of weapons of chance, including a switchblade. The spouse’s attempt at retaliation failed, and he or she was killed.

On his YouTube channel, the murderer had posted a peculiar video about the best chest exercises in which he uses strange voices and wails at the conclusion.

Several relatives of the brutally murdered couple were outraged by the verdict. They addressed the killer’s parents, the defence attorney, and the prosecutors with statements regarding the victim’s impact.

Cindy Mishcon, sister of Michelle Mishcon and an attorney, presented a methodical and logical case because she did not consider the criminally insane at the time of the murders.