March 2, 2017
Austin Harrouff’s mother, Mina Harrouff, and father, Dr. Wade Harrouff, each claims their son had been exhibiting symptoms of mental illness in the days and weeks before he allegedly stabbed a Florida couple to death. Harrouff is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the August 15, 2016 slaying of Michelle Mishcon Stevens, 53, and her husband John Stevens III, 59, at the couple’s home near Jupiter, Florida.
When Harrouff walked out of a dinner with his father earlier that evening; showing up at his mother’s home a short while later – then went missing again later that night – she called 9-1-1, telling an emergency dispatch operator: “It seems like he’s a little delusional. He says – you know – he feels immortal, and like a superhero.”
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Harrouff says he has some memory of that night, but claims he doesn’t remember how he got in to – what he calls – “the altercation” with Michelle and John Stevens.
“All I remember was – there was a woman in the garage,” says 19-year-old Austin Harrouff speaking about the case from his hospital room, a few weeks after the stabbings.
“I was screamed at, I guess,” continues Harrouff. “I didn’t know this – but apparently – I didn’t have my pants on or a shirt on.”