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04-11-2016, 06:07 AM

Police: Man pours boiling water on gay Atlanta couple in bed
Updated: Mar 18, 2016 - 7:07 PM

A young couple is recovering from severe burns after police say a man threw burning water on them -- because they are gay.

The victims told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr that they were sound asleep, resting after a long day at work, when they were attacked.


"The pain doesn't let you sleep. It's just, like, it's excruciating, 24 hours a day, and it doesn't go anywhere,” Marquez Tolbert said. “It doesn't dial down, anything. It's just there."

Tolbert believes that the second and third-degree burns along his neck, back and arms are scars of hate.

"I can barely think straight because the burning, the stinging is everywhere,” Tolbert said.

Tolbert spent 10 days at Grady Memorial Hospital undergoing surgery that took skin from his thigh to replace skin on his back.

Gooden got out the hospital on Friday.

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Martin Blackwell, 48, remains in the Fulton County Jail, charged with two counts of aggravated battery.

"Martin pulled me up and said, 'Get out of my house with all that gay,'" :rolleyes:Tolbert said. "I couldn't stop screaming.”

"Why else would you pour boiling hot water on somebody?" Tolbert asked.

The 21-year-old and his boyfriend, Anthony Gooden, were severely burned last month when the men say Gooden's mother's boyfriend walked in on them sleeping in Gooden's College Park apartment and poured scalding water all over them.


Marquez's Burn Recovery Fund

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Victim in boiled water attack fights to access GoFundMe funds
Updated: Apr 10, 2016 - 11:33 PM

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An Atlanta man who suffered serious burns when someone poured boiling water on him and his partner told us he has a new problem.:rolleyes:

Anthony Gooden showed Channel 2 Action News the $178,000 bill he got from Grady Hospital. Meanwhile his cousin, who started a GoFundMe page for his medical expenses, says she hasn't turned over all the money raised for him to protect him.

"There's nothing to talk about. You've got my account number. You've got my routing number. Give me my money," Gooden said, referring to his cousin.

Gooden wants the donors who contributed more than $70,000 to his GoFundMe medical recovery account to know he's fighting a new fight.

"She's still holding onto my money. I have not received all my money, and I want something to take place because I need it," Gooden said.

Gooden's cousin raised thousands after his story went viral last month.

The 23-year-old and his partner suffered second and third-degree burns after Gooden's mother's boyfriend poured boiling water on them. The man told police he did it because the two men are gay.

Gooden was in a coma for two weeks after the February attack. He asked a cousin Diyawn Jackson to set up a GoFundMe page to help with his $178,000 medical bill.

Two months after making this request, Gooden says he's only seen $12,000 of the money raised.

"I've given him more than half the money. Now I'm trying to get with him so we can take care of Grady to come capacity and then if there's something left over he can have it," Jackson said.

Jackson told Channel 2's Nicole Carr she is protecting herself from tax liability :cool:and protecting Gooden from other family members she fears would use the money for things that have nothing to do with his medical expenses.

"My thing is my name was on that account, and I don't want any repercussions on me for misappropriating the funds," Jackson said.

Jackson says she wants to meet with Gooden to sign an agreement releasing her from any liability. She recently shut down the GoFundMe page and hired an attorney.

08-24-2016, 03:17 PM

Jury finds man guilty on all counts in College Park boiling water attack

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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A man accused of pouring boiling water on a gay couple has been found guilty on eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault after refusing a plea deal the previous week.

The Associated Press reports that Martin Blackwell was found guilty after assaulting Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert earlier in the year in College Park.

The judge ultimately sentenced Blackwell to 40 years with 30 served in prison leading to Blackwell withdrawing his plea.