Matthew Bent's Lawyer Asks For New Trial Based On Juror MisconductWith 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.
Jury Convicts Matthew Bent Of Aggravated BatterySeventeen-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.
Jury Calls It A Day In Teen Burning TrialJury 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.
Broken A/C Delays Teen Burning TrialThe heat was definitely on in the Broward County Courthouse Friday afternoon and it caused a delay in the attempted murder trial of Matthew Bent.
Michael Brewer: I Felt Like I Was Going To DieIt’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.