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Teen's condition worsening after Florida face-biting attack


TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) -- A 19-year-old Florida State University student charged with fatally stabbing a couple and biting the dead man's face remains under surveillance with guards by his side at a hospital.

Martin County Sheriff William Synder said Austin Harrouff was incoherent and making "animal-like noises" when he was taken to a hospital after the Monday night attack.

Snyder said Tuesday that Harrouff's condition was "life-threatening." West Palm Beach television station WPTV reports Harrouff was sedated and on a ventilator Wednesday. 

Snyder says Harrouff tested negative for a number of drugs, including methamphetamine. Results for substances known to cause excited delirium -- such a flakka and bath salts -- are pending. Synder noted that Harrouff didn't have the raised body temperature often associated with flakka use. 

Authorities say 53-year-old Michelle Misccon and 59-year-old John Stevens died and their neighbor was injured trying to fend off the attacker.

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