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.
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.
The sentencing of Matthew Bent, the alleged ringleader in the fiery attack on Michael Brewer, has had his sentencing delayed.
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.
Burn patients shared their stories of survival Wednesday at a celebration for the 20th Anniversary of the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.