The teenager involved in the 2009 burning case of Michael Brewer has taken a plea deal in a burglary case. The crime was a pivotal moment that eventually led to the fiery attack on then-15-year-old Brewer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opening statements are underway in the high profile burning case of South Florida teenager Michael Brewer.
A jury has been selected in the high profile burning case of South Florida teenager Michael Brewer and opening statements will begin Tuesday morning.
Take Your Child to Work Day turned out to be dangerous for an Opa-Locka teenager who stayed home from school and was seriously burned while in the kitchen.