Nineteen-year-old Austin Harrouff has been dubbed the “cannibal killer” by the media after being accused of murdering a couple and tearing the flesh off one victim’s face and abdomen with his teeth. Police claim that on the night of August 15, 2016, Harrouff turned into a brutal, superhuman killer who violently attacked 59-year-old John Stevens and his wife Michelle Mishcon while they sat in their garage while watching TV – and then attacked a neighbor who was trying to save the couple’s lives.WATCH: First Thing Police Reportedly Told Father of Teen Who Allegedly Committed Gruesome Murders: ‘He’s Killed Two People And Eaten Them’
However, Harrouff’s father, Dr. Wade Harrouff, says his son is anything but a brutal killer and he would never have imagined that his son would hurt anyone.
“He’s always been the kindest, caring kid I’ve ever seen. He always wanted to help people,” Dr. Harrouff tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive sit-down interview airing on Dr. Phil
on Wednesday. WATCH: What Does Father Of Frat Boy Dubbed ‘The Cannibal Killer’ Think Caused His Son’s Alleged Behavior?
In the video above, Dr. Harrouff shares what he wants people to know about his son, with whom he says he was extremely close. What does he think may have caused his son’s behavior? And, does he still love his son?
On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil
, Dr. Harrouff describes what he calls his son’s ‘abnormal’ behavior before the attacks and shares a message with the victims’ families. Watch more here.