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.
An attorney for Matthew bent, the alleged ringleader in the 2009 fiery attack on Michael Brewer, has filed a motion for a change of venue for trial because of heavy local media coverage.
Jury selection may or may not get underway Monday in the trial of Matthew Bent, one of three teens charged with setting Michael Brewer on fire in October 2009.
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.
The three teenagers accused of setting Michael Brewer on fire will each have separate trials. All of the parties involved agreed Thursday morning to holding three individual trials for Matthew Bent, Denver Jarvis and Jesus Mendez.
A Deerfield Beach teen accused of taking part in setting Michael Brewer on fire wants out of jail on bond.