Judge Denies New Trial to Matthew Bent in Michael Brewer Burning Case - NBC 6 South Florida

    Judge Denies New Trial to Matthew Bent in Michael Brewer Burning Case

    Circuit Judge Matthew Destry ruled Monday that Matthew Bent, 18, will not be allowed a new trial following his conviction on an aggravated battery charge in the 2009 attack on Michael Brewer. His mother and grandmother, Valerie and Reenie Brewer, spoke about the case, as did juror Karen Bates McCord and Bent's attorney Johnny McCray. (Published Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012) Circuit Judge Matthew Destry ruled Monday that Matthew Bent, 18, will not be allowed a new trial following his conviction on an aggravated battery... See More