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Fla. student accused in deadly face-biting attack charged with murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Authorities say a Florida State University student caught biting a dead man’s face after randomly stabbing the man and his wife was released from the hospital Monday and has been charged with murder.

Florida man found biting victim's face

Austin Harrouff, 19, was taken from St. Mary’s Medical Center to the Martin County jail around 1:30 p.m. Monday, reports CBS affiliate WPEC.

Sheriff William Snyder said Harrouff was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder Sunday night. The sheriff’s office served an arrest warrant Sunday after officials learned the teen was set to be released from the hospital, the station reports.

He had been hospitalized under guard and sedated since the Aug. 15 attack on 59-year-old John Stevens and his 53-year-old wife, Michelle Mishcon. Police say Harrouff also attacked a neighbor who tried to intervene.

Deputies found the muscular former wrestler in his underwear and making animal noises while pinning his victim to the ground and biting his face.

Snyder said the FBI is still conducting tests to see if Harrouff was on drugs. Harrouff was being held without bond.  

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