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Murder suspect tried to bite victim's face off: sheriff

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:11

Police in Florida arrest a Florida State University student for murdering a married couple and trying to bite the man's face off. Diane Hodges reports.

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Deputies walked into a gruesome scene when they arrived at this house in Tequesta, Florida. They found a severely wounded man lying in the driveway with another man on top of him, trying to bite his face off. In the garage, police found the victim's wife also stabbed. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF WILLIAM SNYDER, SAYING: "Investigators found a lot of evidence that there was an enormous amount of violence that happened in that garage. Both victims had massive trauma all over their body, lacerations, stab wounds & blunt trauma." The victims, a married couple, were pronounced dead. A neighbor who called 911 was also stabbed but is expected to survive. Police say the crime appeared to be random and they're now testing the suspect for drugs. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF WILLIAM SNYDER, SAYING: "The original screening at the hospital, heroin, cocaine, showed these were not in his body. We're now checking for Flakka or bath salts, he did have some in his body." The suspect is 19-year-old Austin Harrouff, a student at Florida State University.

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Murder suspect tried to bite victim's face off: sheriff

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:11