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Trial date set for Florida man accused of killing couple, eating man's face

Austin Harrouff, 22, faces 2 counts of first-degree murder

Austin Harrouff.
Austin Harrouff.

STUART, Fla. – A trial date has been set for a former college student accused of randomly killing a Florida couple and chewing the face of the dying husband.

Treasure Coast Newspapers reported that Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer Jr. on Monday set a June 17 trial date for Austin Harrouff, who attended Florida State University.

Harrouff, 22, faces two counts of first-degree murder.

Martin County prosecutors said Harrouff attacked John and Michelle Stevens outside their home north of Palm Beach in August 2016, stabbing and beating them to death. When deputies arrived, they say they found Harrouff chewing on John Stevens' face.

Harrouff also is charged with first-degree attempted murder in connection with injuries to the couple's neighbor, Jeffrey Fisher.