News: A man has been arrested after he poured boiling water over his son and his boyfriend as they lay asleep in bed, leaving the pair with horrific burns.
Martin Blackwell, 48, is charged with aggravated battery after police say he burned Anthony Gooden, 23, and partner Marquez Tolbert, 21, as they slept in Gooden’s mother’s apartment.
Blackwell allegedly doused the pair with boiling water at the apartment in College Park, Georgia, before telling them ‘get out of my house with all that gay’ and dragging them out of the front door.
Gooden and Tolbert were then left to go door-to-door in the neighborhood desperately looking for help, according to a GoFundMe page set up by Tolbert’s family.
Eventually a neighbor let them in and called for help and the pair were taken to hospital.
The pair suffered second and third degree burns to their backs, heads and necks, with Gooden placed in a medically-induced coma.
Meanwhile Tolbert was forced to have skin removed from his thighs to replace the lost skin on his back, and will now need to wear body compress dressings for two years.
Tolbert suffered third degree burns that stripped the skin from his back.
Tolbert was forced to have skin removed from his thighs to replace the skin he lost
Meanwhile Blackwell, who does not live at the address as he claimed but regularly visits, was arrested and booked into Fulton County Jail.
According to a police arrest report, seen by WSBTV, Blackwell was unrepentant, telling officers:
‘They’ll be all right. It was just a little hot water on them”.