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Big Trouble For Teen Who Was Set On Fire

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Miami

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities say a South Florida teenager who was set on fire by classmates when he was 15 has been arrested on multiple drug ...

WATCH: Last Teen Sentenced In Horrific Burning Case

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 02.19.2013 | Miami

The teenager convicted of instigating the confrontation that led to the burning of Michael Brewer will spend as much time in prison as the co-defendan...

Teen Who Plotted To Set Michael Brewer On Fire Faces 15 Years

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 08.20.2012 | Miami

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Michael Brewer still suffers vivid nightmares from the attack by former middle school classmates who doused him with alc...

WATCH: Teen Guilty Of Battery In Attack On Michael Brewer

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 08.19.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida teenager accused of orchestrating an attack that left his classmate in flames was convicted Tuesday of aggrava...

LIVE: Michael Brewer Testifies

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A teenager doused with alcohol and set ablaze by middle school classmates testified Thursday he thought he would die and...

Teens Who Admitted Roles To Testify

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 08.13.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A teenager who admitted dousing a Florida middle school classmate with alcohol before the boy was set on fire testified ...

Michael Brewer Trial Starts Today

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 08.12.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Matthew Bent never poured flammable rubbing alcohol on a middle-school classmate, and he didn't flick the lighter that s...

What's Next In Michael Brewer Case

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.05.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The day he was set on fire, Michael Brewer didn't attend classes at his middle school because he was afraid he might get beat...

WATCH: Teens Sentenced For Setting Michael Brewer On Fire

Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami

Two of three Deerfield Beach teenagers accused of dousing then-15-year-old classmate Michael Brewer with alcohol and setting him on fire over a video ...

Michael Brewer, Boy Set On Fire By Classmates, Speaks Out About His 'Terrible' School (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Brewer Jr., the young boy who was set on fire by his classmates, appeared on the "Today Show" to speak out about his "terrible" school. He al...

Michael Brewer, Burn Victim, Has Thousands Raised For Him At Benefit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Valerie Brewer described the turnout at a fundraiser held for her son Michael as "incredible." The 15-year-old Michael was doused with alcohol and set...

Michael Brewer Hospitalized: 5 Teens Charged With Setting Florida Teenager On Fire

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Five teenagers were charged with aggravated battery Tuesday for dousing a 15-year-old with rubbing alcohol and setting him on fire because he stopped someone from stealing his father's bicycle, authorities said.

Michael Brewer was hospitalized with burns on more than three-quarters of his body after the attack at a Deerfield Beach apartment complex Monday.

The Broward County sheriff's office said in a news release that 15-year-olds Matthew Bent, Denver Jarvis, Steven Shelton and Jesus Mendez and 13-year-old Jeremy Jarvis were charged with aggravated battery. Mendez was also charged with attempted second-degree murder because authorities say he flicked the lighter.

The victim's brother-in-law, Danny Martinez, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that Brewer is in serious condition but doing OK.

He was burned on his torso and arms, sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedal said. Family members said most of his hair, including his eyelashes, had also been burned off.