Teen accused of killings, eating man's face showed odd behavior, journal entries before deaths

The 19-year-old college student accused of killing a couple and eating the dead man’s face wrote in a journal about “anxiety I feel inside” and rapped in a YouTube video about having “a psycho side” shortly before officials say he engaged in the shocking rampage.

Austin Harrouff was found to have only a trace amount of marijuana in his system – no detectable hallucinogens – when he allegedly beat and stabbed John Stevens, 59, and his 53-year-old wife, Michelle Mischon, outside their Tequesta-area home on Aug. 15, according to an FBI toxicology report released Wednesday. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.

But other evidence points to a possible mental illness, which Harouff’s attorney, Nellie King, said her client suffers from.

Harouff, using the name AustiFrosti, uploaded a video shortly before the killings to his YouTube account in which he rapped that he’s “got a psycho side and a normal side. I’ve lost my mind, help me find it,” The Palm Beach Post reported.

The 19th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office also released hundreds of documents in the case on Wednesday, including a trove of Harouff’s writing.

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