Matthew Bent

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

(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

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Family Of Michael Brewer Thankful Ordeal Is Over

The family of Michael Brewer, the Deerfield Beach teen who was doused with alcohol and set on fire in 2009, say they are relieved this very painful part of their lives is over.

CBS4–06/20/2012

(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

Denver Jarvis to testify in Matthew Bent trial.

Jurors Stay Late Wednesday To Hear Testimony In Matthew Bent Trial

In an extraordinary move, the jury in the Matthew Bent trial has agreed to work late into Wednesday night.

CBS4–06/13/2012

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

Opening Statements Begin In Deerfield Teen Burning Trial

Opening statements are underway in the high profile burning case of South Florida teenager Michael Brewer.

CBS4–06/12/2012

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