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Michael Brewer

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  • Timeline: Key events in Michael Brewer case

    Oct. 11: Michael Brewer, a 15-year-old Deerfield Beach Middle School seventh-grader, had borrowed $40 from Matthew Bent, 15, to buy a video game. Investigators say he never paid it back. In return, Bent tries to steal a custom, $500 bike belonging to...
  • Doctors optimistic after surgeries on burned Deerfield teen

    Doctors optimistic after surgeries on burned Deerfield teen
    The lead doctor treating burn victim Michael Brewer said Thursday that the Deerfield Beach teenager is showing progress, and that while doctors are cautious about being too optimistic, they haven't yet seen the infections or complications that often...
  • Youngest Deerfield Beach burn suspect can't be tried as adult, prosecutors say

    Youngest Deerfield Beach burn suspect can't be tried as adult, prosecutors say
    The youngest of the five teenagers accused of surrounding their Deerfield Beach schoolmate last week and setting him on fire cannot legally be tried as an adult, the lead prosecutor on the case said Friday. Jeremy Jarvis, 13, is too young to be tried...
  • Accused boys who burned teen came from troubled homes

    By the time they reached Deerfield Beach Middle School, four of the five young teenagers accused of setting a classmate on fire had already grown up in a fractured world where crime or violence was a fact of life. Most were raised in families in which...
  • Mom of boy accused in burning of Deerfield teen: 'It's sad'

    Mom of boy accused in burning of Deerfield teen: 'It's sad'
    The mother of a 15-year-old boy accused of helping set a Deerfield Beach teen on fire says she feels sorry for the victim, but she doesn't believe her son was involved. "I feel so sorry for [Michael Brewer], I really do," Patricia Hollis, the mother of...
  • Family to burned Deerfield teen: Everyone's rooting for you

    Patti Gendron doesn't know for sure if 15-year-old Michael Brewer heard her. As the heavily sedated Deerfield Beach boy lay in his hospital bed at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Burn Center earlier this week, his great-aunt gently held his hand to tell...
  • Burned Deerfield teen responds to parents for the first time

    Burned Deerfield teen responds to parents for the first time
    A Deerfield Beach teenager who was set on fire is responding to his parents for the first time since he was taken to the hospital, a family friend said this morning. Michael Brewer, 15, reached out to hold his father's hand Wednesday, said Danny...
  • Jarvis family apologizes for fiery attack against Deerfield Beach teen

    Jarvis family apologizes for fiery attack against Deerfield Beach teen
    They were friends once. It wasn't too long ago that Michael Brewer would hang out with Denver and Jeremy Jarvis, his schoolmates at Deerfield Beach Middle School. But now the Jarvis brothers are among five teenagers accused of taunting Brewer for...
  • How will doctors treat Michael Brewer's burns?

    The question of Michael Brewer's survival is an unspoken undercurrent in conversations between doctors and his family, said Dr. Nicholas Namias, director of the Burn Center. "As far as families are concerned, only two survival statistics matter: 100...
  • No bond for three teens charged as adults in Deerfield Beach burning case

    No bond for three teens charged as adults in Deerfield Beach burning case
    The three teenagers accused of setting fire to Michael Brewer last month were denied bail this morning after being charged as adults. Jesus Mendez, 16, Matthew Bent, 15, and Denver Jarvis, 15, are charged with second-degree attempted murder. If...
  • Deerfield Beach burn victim talks to detectives

    The Deerfield Beach teenager who survived a fiery assault more than a month ago has finally provided detectives with his account of the attack, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Monday. Michael Brewer, 15, spoke to investigators Monday in his room at the...