State will not pursue death penalty against Harrouff, accused of Martin County murders

Face-biting suspect Austin Harrouff makes first court appearance. (Source: WPTV)


WPTV reports that The State Attorney’s Office will not pursue the death penalty for Austin Harrouff, accused of attacking and killing John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon last August, and seriously injuring their neighbor, Jeff Fisher, who tried to save the couple.

…the Treasure Coast prosecutor who will try the Austin Harrouff, Jeff Hendriks, said, “After careful review of the case and applying the statute that controls the seeking of the death penalty, it was decided not to seek it.”

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