Michael Brewer

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

Michael Brewer at the Ryder Trauma Center on July, 18th 2012. (CBS4)

Burn Survivors Help Ryder Trauma Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Burn patients shared their stories of survival Wednesday at a celebration for the 20th Anniversary of the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

07/18/2012

(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

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