FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida judge has recused himself from the case of a teenager who was doused with rubbing alcohol and set on fire last year.
Broward Circuit Judge Carlos Rebollo did not give a reason when he notified attorneys earlier this week, saying the case would be randomly reassigned.
Police say other teens from Michael Brewer's school attacked him at his apartment complex in October, leaving him with burns over about 65 percent of his body.
Brewer was burned a day after he called police to say some other teens had tried to steal his father's bike. Brewer might also have owed one of the teens accused of burning him money for a video game.
Three teens have been charged as adults with attempted murder.