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Austin Harrouff trial delayed until Feb. 10, 2020

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 11:30:46-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — The trial for a former college student accused of murdering a Martin County couple and chewing one of their faces has been delayed until next year.

22-year-old Austin Harrouff was supposed to go on trial on Nov. 4. However, the start date for jury selection has been pushed back to Feb. 10, 2020.

Prosecutors said Harrouff attacked John and Michelle Stevens outside their home in August 2016, stabbing and beating them to death.

When deputies arrived, they said Harrouff was chewing on John Stevens' face.

Harrouff is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder for allegedly attacking the couple's neighbor, Jeffrey Fisher, as well as resisting an officer without violence, and burglary of a dwelling while armed.

The prosecution and defense said dozens of witnesses could be called to testify.