Accused face biter Austin Harrouff's organs are malfunctioning, father says

Posted at 10:43 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 15:48:57-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The father of a college student accused of randomly killing a couple and biting the dead husband's face says his son's organs are malfunctioning.

Dr. Wade Harrouff told The Palm Beach Post  that his 19-year-old son, Austin Harrouff, who is in critical but stable condition, has a malfunctioning liver, fluid in his lungs and a bleeding esophagus. The South Florida dentist said the hospital is doing an MRI on Wednesday.

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The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says it will neither confirm nor deny any medical treatment information. It also says the sheriff’s office does not have the medical treatment plan.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder has said Austin Harrouff may have ingested chemicals from the garage of John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon during the Aug. 15 stabbings, which also wounded their neighbor.

The sheriff says the former high school football player and wrestler will be charged with murder once he's out of the hospital.

The sheriff’s office said there is no dash-cam or body-cam footage of the incident.