Records austin harrouff has received thousands in cash while jailed how to make chicken gizzards and rice

STUART — for nearly 18 months, austin harrouff’s divorced parents have shown him unwavering support — providing the double-murder suspect with cash and regular face-to-face visits at the martin county jail, records showed.

Weeks earlier, on aug. 15, 2016, harrouff beat to death tequesta residents john stevens III, 59, and michelle mishcon, 53, at their southeast kokomo lane home in southern martin county, authorities said.

Harrouff was found biting and chewing on stevens’ face in the man’s driveway, and detectives recovered what appeared to be flesh from harrouff’s teeth.

Harrouff has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and single counts each of attempted murder, resisting an officer without violence and burglary of a dwelling while armed.

Harrouff’s parents generally deposit about $200 every two or three weeks into his jail commissary account, which reports show has a running total of around $500.


Since october 2016, harrouff has received $7,998 from his family.Honey buns he’s also spent $7,679 on food, toiletry and paper items, and he pays a $3 daily fee to the jail administration, records confirm.

Harrouff spends most of his cash on a wide variety of snack foods — sour neon worms, oreo cookies and doritos cool ranch are particular favorites, along with ramen noodles, chicken breast, honey buns, coffee and drinks.

A typical order might include 10 honey buns, 10 packs of doritios spicy sweet chili, five “jalapeño cheese squeezers,” 10 “double beef sticks” and a variety of candy bars.

Jeffrey fisher walks prosecutor nita denton through the night he recalls being assaulted and nearly killed by austin harrouff, who is charged with killing fisher’s neighbors, on aug. 15, 2016, in tequesta. VIDEO CONTRIBUTED BY STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Tuesday, harrouff’s lawyers and state prosecutors are expected in court for a brief status hearing before martin county circuit judge lawrence mirman. No trial date has been set and records show both sides are still conducting depositions and gathering mental health evidence related to harrouff.2016 harrouff

His lawyer nellie king, who has visited harrouff in jail 19 times, has claimed that at the time of the murders, the former florida state university student was "suffering from a full-blown psychotic episode.”

To be acquitted, harrouff’s legal team must convince a judge or jury he didn’t know what he was doing at the time of the murders, or didn’t know it was wrong, and couldn’t appreciate the consequences of his actions.

To that end, state prosecutors in january filed papers seeking testing data from defense expert dr. Phillip resnick, the director of forensic psychiatry at the university hospitals cleveland medical center. He’s expected to testify harrouff was insane when the homicides occurred.

Prosecutors wanted resnick to turn over questionnaires, answers, notes or opinions reached based on interviews with harrouff. But court records note days before a feb. 12 hearing, the matter was canceled. It’s unclear how the issue was resolved.State prosecutors lead prosecutor jeff hendriks declined to comment outside of court.

That same day, defense attorneys are scheduled to depose gastroenterology specialist dr. Glen englander, who treated harrouff, according to court filings. Orthopedic care specialist in north palm beach, dr. Thomas saylor, is scheduled to be interviewed by the defense friday.