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Matthew Bent in court on the first day of jury selection in the Michael Brewer burning case on June 11, 2012. (CBS4)

Teen Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison In Brewer Burning Case

Eighteen-year-old Matthew Bent will spend the next 11 years in a Florida prison for the 2009 burning of Michael Brewer.

CBS4–12/20/2012

Matthew Bent in court on the first day of jury selection in the Michael Brewer burning case on June 11, 2012. (CBS4)

Sentencing Date Set For Matthew Bent

A Broward County judge will hand down the sentence for the alleged ringleader in the 2009 burning of Michael Brewer on December 20.

CBS Miami–12/06/2012

(Source: CBS4) Karen Bates-McCord, a juror in the Matthew Bent who claims her verdict was pressured by fellow jurors, even though she told the court it was her own.

Bent Sentencing On Hold After Juror Makes Explosive Racial Claims

A juror in the Matthew Bent trial who voted to convict him of the burning of Michael Brewer took the stand Friday and told the judge she was pressured by racial threats into voting to convict.

CBS Miami–07/06/2012

Matthew Bent in court on the first day of jury selection in the Michael Brewer burning case on June 11, 2012. (CBS4)

Matthew Bent’s Lawyer Asks For New Trial Based On Juror Misconduct

With a guilty verdict, Michael Brewer’s family thought they had final closure in the attempted murder of their son. Matthew Bent was convicted of dousing Brewer with alcohol and setting him on fire two-and-a-half years ago. But now a juror is claiming she was forced to change her verdict.

CBS4–06/29/2012

(Source: CBS4) Matthew Bent is handcuffed after being convicted of aggravated assault in the burning of Matthew Brewer

Jury Convicts Matthew Bent Of Aggravated Battery

Seventeen-year-old Matthew Bent has been found guilty of aggravated battery, which was a lesser included offense, for his role in the burning of Michael Brewer in 2009.

CBS4–06/19/2012

Matthew Bent in court on the first day of jury selection in the Michael Brewer burning case on June 11, 2012. (CBS4)

Jury Calls It A Day In Teen Burning Trial

Jury deliberations will continue Tuesday in the trial of 17-year-old Matthew Bent, who is accused of orchestrating the fiery attack on Michael Brewer in 2009.

CBS4–06/18/2012

(Source: CBS4) Michael Brewer testifies

Broken A/C Delays Teen Burning Trial

The heat was definitely on in the Broward County Courthouse Friday afternoon and it caused a delay in the attempted murder trial of Matthew Bent.

CBS4–06/15/2012

(Source: CBS4) Michael Brewer testifies

Michael Brewer: I Felt Like I Was Going To Die

It’s been more than three years since Michael Brewer was set ablaze at the Lime Tree Apartments. Thursday, Brewer took the stand for the first time and told his story about what he could remember from that day.

CBS4–06/14/2012

(Source: CBS4) Matthew Bent in court.

Jury Selection To Begin Over Michael Brewer Burning

It’s been more than 18 months since Deerfield Beach teenager Michael Brewer was set on fire at an apartment complex. This week, jury selection will begin for the only alleged attacker who hasn’t taken a plea bargain, Matthew Bent, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

CBS4–05/28/2012

(Source: CBS4) Matthew Bent in court.

Matthew Bent Ruled Competent, Will Face Jury In Broward County

Broward County Judge Michael Robinson has ruled Matthew Bent, the alleged ringleader in the fiery attack of Michael Brewer in 2009, is competent to stand trial and that the jurors in the trial would be from Broward County.

CBS4–03/15/2012

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