Judge calls for second expert to evaluate Austin Harrouff in deadly face-biting attack

FILE – This Oct. 3, 2016, file photo, provided by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, shows Austin Harrouff. The Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man’s face had no detectable hallucinogenic drugs in his system, according an FBI toxicology report released Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Martin County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

A judge in Florida has granted a motion to have a second mental health expert evaluate Austin Harrouff who is accused of fatally attacking a couple outside their home and chewing off part of the man’s face back in August of 2016.

The ruling from Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer Jr. comes after the state’s first expert ruled that Harrouff, who was 19 at the time, was insane at the time of the fatal attacks.

Harrouff is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of John Stevens III and Michelle Mishcon. He also is also charged with the attempted murder of Jeff Fisher, a neighbor who tried to stop the attack.

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