Gay couple hot boiling water poured on them
According to Gooden, his mother recently started dating Martin Luther Blackwell, 48, and it seemed that he and Blackwell got along. While the couple was sleeping, Blackwell took a pot of boiling water and poured it over the pair. I started screaming uncontrollably and I was pulled out of the house. We ran to the neighbors and called the police. We were just burning. My body was just stinging.
Man sentenced to 40 years for pouring boiling water on gay couple as they slept
Gay Couple Horrifically Burned With Boiling Water In Alleged Hate Crime (GRAPHIC) | HuffPost
Martin Blackwell, 48, was found guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, according to the Associated Press. A truck driver, Blackwell stayed with his girlfriend and her sister in College Park when he was in town. Tolbert and Gooden were sleeping at the apartment after working an overnight shift at a warehouse on February 12, when Blackwell boiled a pot of water and poured it over the men as they slept in the living room. It was just a little hot water. The attack was premeditated, she said, as he selected a large pot and waited for the water to boil, giving him time to rethink his actions. Georgia, one of the five states in America that does not have a state hate crime law.
Gay Couple Horrifically Burned With Boiling Water In Alleged Hate Crime (GRAPHIC)
A gay couple in Atlanta suffered severe burns after allegedly being doused with boiling water in their sleep. Marquez Tolbert and his boyfriend, Anthony Gooden Jr. My body was just stinging," Tolbert told Project Q Atlanta.