Trial date set for suspect in face-biting murders

Austin Harrouff is the suspect in the murders of two people at a home near Tequesta. (WPEC)

A trial date has been set for the man charged with the face-biting murders of a husband and wife near Tequesta.

Austin Harrouff, 22, is accused of killing John Stevens and Michelle Mischon at their home in October 2016. The first deputy on scene found Harrouff biting at thee face of Stevens, according to the arrest report.

Harrouff faces two counts of first degree murder, two counts of second degree murder with a weapon, one count of attempted first degree murder for attacking a neighbor who tried to intervene, and a charge of burglary of a dwelling with an assault while armed, according to online records.

The judge set a trial date for November 4. It's expected to take at least three weeks.

A hearing regarding an insanity defense is set for June 13.

Harrouff's attorneys wanted more time but the judge stressed having a target date will keep the case moving forward.

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