Man pours hot water on step-son after catching him with a man at their home
21 year old Anthony Gooden was attacked by his step father, 48-year-old Martin Blackwell, after Blackwell caught him at their home with another man. Anthony who is openly gay had been warned by Blackwell not to bring men to the home he shared with his wife, who is Anthony's mother. Blackwell is said to be anti-gay and had warned Anthony severally to not bring any gay activity to his home.
A stubborn Anthony last week invited a male companion to spend the night with him and when Martin found out, he reportedly entered the room and poured scalding hot water on the couple. "Get out
of my house with all that gay,” Blackwell allegedly said.
Martin and his partner suffered from second- and
third-degree burns. The partner that required skin to be moved from his thigh to his
back over 10 days in the hospital.
Anthony is recuperating in hospital. Martin has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.