Gay Couple Suffer Severe Burns After Being Attacked With Boiling Water In Bed


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.


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Martin Blackwell

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.”

“The pain doesn’t let you sleep,” Tolbert said. “It’s just, like, it’s excruciating, 24 hours a day, and it doesn’t go anywhere.It doesn’t dial down, anything. It’s just there.”
Tolbert added that he believes his scars are “scars of hate”.
“Why else would you pour boiling hot water on somebody?” Tolbert asked. “I can barely think straight because the burning, the stinging is everywhere.”
According to the police report, Blackwell said he was disgusted by the gay relationship, telling police, “They’ll be all right. It was just a little hot water on them.” He was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, and is currently in the Fulton County Jail.

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