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Jeff Fisher's attorney files motion in Harrouff case

Posted at 7:52 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 07:16:59-04

About one week after prosecutors filed dozens of Austin Harrouff's jailhouse calls, there has been yet another development in the case. It has to do with the third victim, the man who survived the brutal 2016 attack.

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Harrouff is accused of ambushing and killing Martin County couple John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon. Deputies found him chewing the flesh of one of his victims.

However, the couple's neighbor Jeff Fisher was also seriously injured after he rushed over trying to help.

Fisher's attorney has filed a motion for a protective order. It’s related to his upcoming deposition in the case.

According to the motion, Jeff Fisher's father, Steve Fisher, has already been deposed.

It said all three of Harrouff's attorneys questioned him, often asking the same questions multiple times.

Fisher's attorney wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to Jeff.  

In the motion, they ask the judge to only allow one attorney to question Jeff Fisher at his deposition. It points out Fisher has already been traumatized by the attack and that this type of questioning can be “harassing and oppressive.”

It’s likely that this motion will be set for a hearing in the near future.

The case is already set for a status check in July.