A young gay couple living in Georgia were viciously attacked while sleeping in their College Park apartment. The attacker, 48-year-old Martin Luther Blackwell, entered Marquez Tolbert and Anthony Gooden’s and dumped blistering water all over their bodies, which caused third-degree burns.
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In an interview with WSBTV, Tolbert said “Martin pulled me up and said, ‘Get out of my house with all that gay … I couldn’t stop screaming.” Ironically, Blackwell doesn’t live in the apartment; he’s dating Gooden’s mother and stayed the night.
According to the report, Blackwell was disgusted by their relationship. He told police, “They’ll be all right. It was just a little hot water on them.” Blackwell remains in custody at Fulton County Jail and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
Tolbert and Gooden’s wounds are severe. “The pain doesn’t let you sleep. 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. can barely think straight because the burning, the stinging is everywhere.” Tolbert said.
While we hope Blackwell has a less than pleasant experience behind bars, we hope you’ll check out their GoFundMe page and, if you can, donate to help them cover their medical bills.
H/T: The Gaily Grind