Teenage burn victim released from hospital

MIAMI, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old Florida boy is out of the hospital for a second time in the wake of suffering severe burns in a 2009 attack, his mother says.

Burned Florida boy suffers relapse

MIAMI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Florida youth doused with rubbing alcohol and set ablaze by teen attackers last year is back in the hospital, officials said.

Torched Florida teen out of hospital

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Brewer, the teenage Florida boy set ablaze by schoolmates, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Lawyer wants texts in burning attack case

MIAMI, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the Florida teens accused in the alcohol-fueled fire attack on Michael Brewer says he wants to see text messages possibly sent by a witness.

Teen burned over $40 video game

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Deerfield Beach, Fla., teenager was doused with rubbing alcohol and burned because he allegedly owed one of the suspects $40, witnesses said.

Burn victim able to speak with police

MIAMI, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A teenager severely burned in an Oct. 12 attack has recovered enough to give his first official account of the assault, Deerfield Beach, Fla., police said.

Fundraiser to aid victim of burning crime

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Florida fundraiser to benefit a 15-year-old burn attack victim netted about $50,000 and boosted the family's spirits, the boy's mother said.

3 teens plead innocent in burning of boy

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Three Florida teenagers accused of setting fire to a 15-year-old boy pleaded innocent Thursday to attempted second-degree murder.

Suspects' mom apologizes to burn victim

MIAMI, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The mother of two Florida boys accused of setting a teenager ablaze apologized to the victim, who is in a hospital bed with burns over 65 percent of his body.

Prognosis grim for teen burned by peers

MIAMI, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Burn Center doctors say the prognosis is grim for a 15-year-old boy whose schoolmates allegedly set him afire.

Revenge was motive for setting boy on fire

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A feud over a video game prompted five middle school boys to douse a 15-year-old with rubbing alcohol and set him on fire, police in Florida say.

Florida teen severely burned in attack

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Three juveniles have been arrested for allegedly dousing a 15-year-old boy with a flammable liquid and setting him on fire, Deerfield, Fla., police said.

Kiwi cave explorer brought to surface

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Rescue crews brought an injured explorer out of a New Zealand cave early Tuesday after he had been trapped for three days.

Rescue of injured spelunker moving slowly

NELSON, New Zealand, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Authorities on New Zealand's South Island likely will not free an injured spelunker for another two days due to precautions being taken.

Visitor to U.S. on child sex charges

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A British tourist is being held in Minneapolis for entering the country with the intention of having sex with a child.
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