Just when you think that the child who was beaten to death in Chicago could not be surpassed, this insanity occurs.
[INDENT]** Teen doused with flammable liquid, set alight
Florida police hold three juveniles in attack that burns 3/4 of boy’s body**
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - A 15-year-old was badly burned after other teens doused him with a flammable liquid and set him on fire, officials say, and authorities are investigating whether he was attacked because he stopped someone from stealing his father’s bicycle a day earlier.
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He refused to attend classes at Deerfield Beach Middle School on Monday because of an incident Sunday when he stopped someone from stealing his father’s bicycle, Martinez said.
A juvenile was arrested Sunday, but authorities don’t know whether that arrest was connected to the attack, Leljedal said.
Instead of going to school, Brewer went to the apartment complex to visit a friend. He told deputies that while he was sitting by the swimming pool, he was splashed with a flammable liquid and set ablaze.
A neighbor heard his screams for help and put out the flames with a fire extinguisher . . .
Brewer is expected to remain hospitalized for five months, Martinez said.[/INDENT]