As Florida State University student Austin Harrouff undergoes surgery, there is one person who doesn’t care if he lives or dies" John Stevens IV, the son of John Stevens III. He is heartbroken after his father was fatally stabbed and had parts of his face bitten off in Florida Monday.
Rumors swirled that Harrouff was on drugs when the attack took place, though it has not been confirmed if he took synthetic drugs like flakka or bath salts. For Stevens, it doesn’t matter if Harrouff was under the influence. “He's taken a lot away from us, [it's] not the [alleged] drugs, Austin,” Stevens told People Magazine in an exclusive report Thursday. “He's taken a lot.”
One thing he took was the chance for Stevens to meet his 3-month-old granddaughter. “He was just so excited,” Stevens said about his father. “When I told him he was going to have a granddaughter he was just super excited.” The victim was slated to meet his granddaughter in two weeks.
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Stevens is struggling with how he will tell his daughter and stepson, 4, what happened to their grandfather. “It's horrible… I don’t know what you do [in this situation],” Stevens said, adding: “There is no real replacement for a grandfather.”
Stevens III, 59, and his wife, Michelle Mischon, 53, were killed in their garage Monday night. “The suspect was on top of our victim, clutching him in a bear hug and biting him in the face,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said. “It was an impossible task to get him off of the victim.”
One of Harrouff’s friends, who remained anonymous, said the FSU student was a “kind-hearted person.” “Austin is a good kid. People always make mistakes in college and have fun,” the student told People Magazine in a different report. “Whatever happened isn't Austin. He isn't himself now.”
Harrouff has not yet entered a plea. His attorney, Michelle Suskauer, has not yet issues a statement. He will reportedly be charged with two counts of murder.
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