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Man pours hot water on his girlfriend’s son and boyfriend because they slept together in bed

By Mason White 1:46 PM March 18, 2016
Martin Blackwell 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly pouring hot water on his girlfriend’s son and boyfriend because they were sleeping together in bed, police in Georgia said.

Atlanta police said that they have arrested 48-year-old Martin Blackwell, after being accused of assaulting Marquez Tolbert, 21, and his boyfriend, Anthony Gooden, 23, because they are gay.

Blackwell was charged with two counts of aggravated battery.

He was booked into the Fulton County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Blackwell came to his girlfriend’s apartment, where he saw the young couple sleeping together in bed.

Blackwell got angry, and went to boil a pot of hot water. He then used it to burn the couple. Tolbert suffered second and third-degree burns on his neck, back and arms.

He spent 10 days at the Grady Memorial Hospital, where he underwent skin graft procedures. Gooden was also taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.