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Michael Brewer (Source: Palm Beach Sheriff's Office)

Judge Orders Burned Teen To “Write” His Wrongs

A drug court judge in Palm Beach County wants Michael Brewer to right his wrongs – in writing. The Deerfield Beach teen, who made headline when he was set on fire by his classmates in 2009, was arrested last March on drug charges.

07/18/2013

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

Judge Denies New Trial In Teen Burning Case

A Broward judge has denied a motion for a new trial for Mathew Bent, a Deerfield Beach teen convicted of taking part in the attack on Michael Brewer who was doused alcohol and set on fire.

CBS4–10/22/2012

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

Judge To Decide If Brewer Burning Suspect Gets New Trial

The case of a South Florida teen convicted in a fiery attack on a middle school classmate went back to court Wednesday where a judge heard arguments about whether a new trial is warranted for the alleged ringleader.

CBS4–10/17/2012

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

Judge To Decide Next Week If Brewer Burning Suspect Gets New Trial

The case of a South Florida teen convicted in a fiery attack on a middle school classmate went back to court Friday over allegations of juror misconduct and a potential new trial.

CBS4–10/12/2012

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

Judge: No New Trial In Brewer Burning Case For Now

A South Florida teen convicted in a fiery attack on middle school classmate Michael Brewer will not be granted a new trial but it was a bit of a mixed ruling.

CBS4–09/18/2012

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

Judge Mulls Over New Trial In Brewer Burning Case

A South Florida teen convicted in a fiery attack on middle school classmate Michael Brewer may get a new trial will find out next week if he will get a new trial.

CBS4–09/13/2012

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

Sentencing Delayed In Brewer Burning Case

The sentencing of Matthew Bent, the alleged ringleader in the fiery attack on Michael Brewer, has had his sentencing delayed.

CBS4–07/31/2012

Broward Circuit Judge Michael Robinson (Source: CBS4)

Judge In Burned Teen Trial Recuses Himself From Case

The judge who presided over the trial of Matthew Bent, the Deerfield Beach teen convicted of taking part in the fiery attack on Michael Brewer, has stepped aside from the case.

CBS4–07/30/2012

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

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