Photo: Courtesy Martin County Sheriff’s Office
loss Couple’s relatives butchered by cannibal Austin HarroffIn 2016, in Florida, he considered don’t sentence a criminal to prison just because he’s a rich white boy,
Austin Harroff, 25, was sent to a mental hospital on Monday after a judge accepts it to give way to a plea agreement He was not sane when he killed John Stevens, 59, and his wife, Michelle Michonne Stevens53, and Jupiter.
However, the legal reasoning does not convince the relatives of the victims, who They believe that the convict was privileged to be white at the time of his case assessment, they further state that the murderer was a drug addict who knew what he was doing,
“Here we are, opening the prison doors for a double murderer. Four words come to mind: Justice for the rich white kidMitchell’s sister, Cindy Mishon, said in her courtroom message after the verdict.
Harrouff when he was 16 years old Caught chewing on John’s face in garage of victims’ home After both were attacked with a machete, the Daily Mail reports details.
Harrouf claimed that he did not remember the details of the murders., but he believed that God and the demon were talking to him when he attacked the couple. Both he and his parents say that he was going through a mental crisis at the time of the incident.
Initially the youth was accused Committing a crime while traveling on the synthetic drug “Flakka” and bath salts. But the results of toxicology tests found only traces of marijuana and prescription drugs in his body.
Another relative, identified as Cindy Mishcon, said the perpetrator didn’t care about anyone but herself and was the only victim that both Harraf and her family saw.
,It’s really, really hard to understand that you’re a cold-blooded killer and not a victim.?”, asked the woman.
“I wonder why we are here today?” Mishkon argued. “Why is there no trial?” “Why was justice denied to my family?” he asked.
The plea of insanity was accepted by Martin County Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer.
The decision states that Harrouf will be involuntarily committed to the custody of the Department of Children and Families placed in a mental health facility.
two mental health experts, one hired by the defense and one by prosecutors, who examined the defendant determined that he suffered a psychotic episode during the attack In which it is believed that he could not differentiate between good and bad. The deranged allegedly thought he was half-dog, half-man when launching against the victim.
Harrouf was a student at Florida State University when he killed the couple and stabbed a neighbor who came to their rescue.