Skip to content. 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 Martinez, who is staying with his family. Brewer is being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for burns that covered more than two thirds of his body. He was also able to nod to his mother when she asked if he liked having his feet rubbed, Martinez said.
Florida teenager found guilty in setting boy on fire
5 Teens Arrested for Setting Boy on Fire - NBC 6 South Florida
AP - Authorities say a Florida teen set his mother on fire with a Molotov cocktail and beat her with a baseball bat after she scolded him about sneaking out at night and using social media. The Sun Sentinel reports that the woman was treated for severe burns following the Tuesday morning attack at a Davie home. She remained hospitalized Thursday in stable condition. Police say the year-old boy filled a glass bottle with alcohol, capped it with a rag and threw it into his sleeping mother's bedroom. He's also accused of stabbing his mother in the stomach, according to WSVN.
Florida teen who set caged animal on fire, fed it to dogs won’t face jail time
A Florida teen obsessed with the fictional horror character Slender Man set fire to her own home as her mom and brother slept inside, police said. Lily Marie Hartwell allegedly soaked a towel and bed sheet with bleach and rum before setting them alight in the family's Port Richey property early Thursday morning. The year-old, who was reading an ebook about soul eaters after an earlier argument with her mother over household chores, then walked to a nearby park bathroom and went to sleep.
CNN -- Five juveniles were in custody Tuesday after a year-old was intentionally set on fire at a Deerfield Beach, Florida, apartment complex, police said. Michael Brewer suffered second-degree burns over 80 percent of his body. Three juveniles were arrested Monday night, hours after the incident, and two others were arrested Tuesday, sheriff's Sgt. Steve Feeley said. So the suspect allegedly stole the victim's father's bicycle, Feeley said.