Denver Jarvis, One of Teens Sentenced in Michael Brewing Burning Case, Gets Probation Reduced

He was sentenced to eight years in prison with a probation term of 22 years. On Wednesday, his probation was reduced to 10 years.

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    Broward Sheriff's Office
    From left: Jesus Mendez, Denver Colorado Jarvis and Matthew Bent. The three teens are charged with setting 15-year-old Michael Brewer on fire.

    One of the teens accused of setting classmate Michael Brewer on fire in a horrific attack in 2009 had his probation reduced on Wednesday.

    Denver Jarvis had been sentenced to eight years in prison with a probation term of 22 years. On Wednesday, his supervised community probation was reduced to 10 years.

    The other teens include, Jesus Mendez, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison, followed by 19 years of probation.  Matthew Bent got 11 years in prison with credit for time served.

    Bent, Jarvis and Mendez were arrested after the Oct. 12, 2009 attack on Brewer at a Deerfield Beach apartment complex.

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    Police said they confronted Brewer, who was their classmate, after an argument over a $40 video game that Brewer had reportedly agreed to buy from one of them.

    One of the teens doused Brewer in rubbing alcohol, and Mendez allegedly lit a match and threw it on the teen, who jumped into a nearby pool to put out the flames, police said.

    Brewer was burned on over 60 percent of his body and spent months in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

    Two other teens were arrested in the attack but prosecutors later dropped charges against them.

    A telephone call seeking comment from Jarvis' attorney wasn't immediately returned.