3 Teens Set Another on Fire, Police Say

15-year-old victim in Florida will be in hospital for 5 months
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2009 5:32 PM CDT
Three Florida teens set another on fire, police say.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Three Florida teens have been charged with the brutal crime of dousing another teenager with a flammable liquid and setting him on fire. The 15-year-old victim, who was sitting by a pool at the time of the attack, is in serious condition and is expected to remain hospitalized for 5 months. He suffered burns on 75% of his body.

The three male suspects, two 15-year-olds and a 13-year-old, are charged with aggravated assault, reports the Miami Herald. It looks to be a revenge attack: On Sunday, victim Michael Brewer stopped a juvenile from stealing his father's bicycle. He stayed home from school on Monday for fear of retaliation and was attacked later in the afternoon.