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Teenager found guilty of burning Ft. Lauderdale classmate

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 3:54 pm    

The personal injury lawyers of the Winston Law Firm, P.A. have learned that a Fort Lauderdale jury has convicted a teenager of aggravated battery in regards to setting a classmate on fire three years ago.

The teenager was the mastermind behind a plan to douse a classmate in rubbing alcohol and ultimately set him ablaze. He conspired with two other teens, and offered them money to carry out the plan. The victim put out the flames by jumping into a swimming pool, but suffered severe burns to approximately 65 percent of his body.

For the past three years, the burn victim has been going through physical therapy, and his classmate has been behind bars awaiting trial. On Tuesday, the Fort Lauderdale jury convicted the teen of a lesser charge than the initial second-degree murder charge, and he faces a maximum of 15 years behind bars.