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Michael Brewer

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burned Deerfield teen has nightmares, grandmother says

    Michael Brewer has frequent nightmares about the incident last month in which he was severely burned after a group of teens allegedly set him on fire, his grandmother told WFOR-Ch. 4 in a recent interview. "He screams for his dad and he screams for help,...
  • Before the burning of Michael Brewer, a handshake

    Before the burning of Michael Brewer, a handshake
    They shook on it. The way Matthew Bent saw it, Michael Brewer owed him $40 for a video game, and Brewer had just agreed he would pay up. They shook hands. Brewer, who had stayed home from school out of fear of what would happen if he ran into Bent,...
  • Teen burning suspect's mom says he's hard worker, good boy

    Teen burning suspect's mom says he's hard worker, good boy
    To his family, Matthew Bent was a busy child with a bright future. The 15-year-old Pompano Beach boy mowed neighbors' lawns, volunteered with yard sales at church, did his homework and was an avid basketball player, his family said. Bent's mother...
  • Prosecutors release Deerfield Beach burn victim's account of attack

    Prosecutors release Deerfield Beach burn victim's account of attack
    There were things Michael Brewer remembered vividly about the day he was set on fire. He remembered the cool feeling of rubbing alcohol splashing on him. He remembered the burning sensation, the impulse to run and jump into the pool. He remembered...
  • Youth violence -- what's going on with our kids?

     
    South Florida doesn't have a monopoly on youth violence, but we seem to be sinking to disturbing depths lately. Last week's pummeling of Deerfield Beach Middle School student Josie Ratley, 15, is the most recent case that has shaken the......