Lawsuit claims accused cannibal killer Austin Harrouff a ‘monster’
The family of Michelle Mischcon Stevens is suing accused cannibal killer Austin Harrouff. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The drug-crazed cannibal who allegedly murdered a Florida woman and tried to eat the flesh of a Florida man is not a misunderstood “college student” with mental issues.
Instead, a wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday says Austin Harrouff, 21, implies he’s a cold-blooded killer.
The family of Michelle Mischcon Stevens filed the lawsuit against Harrouff who is accused of beating and stabbing the woman and biting her husband John Stevens’ flesh on Aug. 15, 2016 at the couple’s Palm Beach house.
Michelle Mischcon-Stevens and John Stevens before the murderous attack. FACEBOOK
“We are tired of and sickened of Austin being portrayed by ‘his team’ as an ordinary college student who didn’t do any drugs and must suffer from mental illness because there’s no other explanation for what he did,” Jodi Mishcon-Bruce, Michelle’s sister, told the Sun-Sentinel.
Instead, they say Harrouff was a drug and alcohol abuser who showed violent tendencies even before the sick attack.
Harrouff had also knocked back a potpourri of drugs including reefer, cocaine, methamphetamine, acid, Ecstasy, hallucinogenic mushrooms, Vyvanse, Xanax and Adderall, the suit alleged.
Accused killer Austin Harrouff.
The suit added that Harrouff recorded songs that demonstrated a dark desire to murder “with a knife.”
“Austin is a monster, and he deserves to pay with his life or, at a minimum, to be locked up in prison for the rest of his life, but, again, we have no control of that,” Mischcon-Bruce said.
“Our only recourse at this point is to file a civil lawsuit against him and show the world exactly who Austin is.”
On the day of the twisted attack, Harrouff clashed with his father and stormed out of a restaurant.
He had been drinking a concoction of olive oil, Parmesan cheese and magic mushrooms, the suit claims.
Austin Harrouff’s friends say the accused killer seemed normal. FACEBOOK
Just 45 minutes later, Harrouff unleashed his sinister attack on the Stevens’. Their mangled and blood-soaked bodies on the driveway where they fell.
The suspect was found wearing underwear and making animal noises. At the time, he was trying to eat Stevens’ people.
The lawsuit is seeking more than $15,000 for damages and expenses.
Harrouff is being held without bail on charges including first-degree murder.