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.
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.
The final suspect in one of South Florida’s most horrific rimes, the burning of Michael Brewer, is seeking transfer to juvenile court rather than prosecution as an adult.
“I was barely close to him and it lit,” described a teenager at the center of one of South Florida’s most horrific crimes, the burning of Michael Brewer.
Two of the three teens accused of setting Deerfield Beach teen on fire will be spending the next few years behind bars.