A gay couple in Atlanta suffered second and third degree burns after the partner of one of the mens mothers scalded them with boiling water while they slept.
Marquez Tolbert was sleeping over at his boyfriend Anthony Gooden’s house, when Martin Blackwell – the partner of Gooden’s mother – poured boiling hot water on them while they slept. Blackwell allegedly said, “get out of my house with all that gay,” despite it not being his house.
Tolbert had to receive multiple skin grafts, and spent 10 days in hospital recovering from the attack. Both men say that the attack was completely unprovoked, and that they had “no idea of the hatred he held in [Blackwell’s] heart.”
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