La man sentenced in online dating assault
Both men testified against their attacker in court Tuesday."It was agonizing; it was excruciating," Tolbert told the jury through tears.The judge had to order a recess when Tolbert couldn't stop crying on the stand.Gooden had visible burn scars across his face when he took the stand.He told the court he hasn't been able to work since the attack.He spent 10 days in the hospital."The pain doesn't let you sleep.It's just, like, it's excruciating, 24 hours a day, and it doesn't go anywhere," Tolbert told CNN affiliate WSB shortly after he was released from the hospital in March.CNN reached out to Blackwell's attorney for comment but did not get a response."When I'm out in the sun, it hurts.It's basically like you're being burned all over again," Tolbert said.
You could be with somebody for a long time and never know who they are," she told WSB.
"I can barely think straight because the burning, the stinging is everywhere".
Blackwell told police after the attack, "they'll be all right.
Both his arms suffered severe damage, and the attack has left him disabled.
(CNN) A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of throwing boiling water on a sleeping same-sex couple.
Martin Blackwell was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of aggravated battery in an Atlanta courtroom Wednesday. Anthony Gooden and his partner were asleep in their Atlanta apartment when Blackwell, the boyfriend of Gooden's mother, poured scalding hot water all over them. His partner, Marquez Tolbert, sustained second- and third-degree burns on his neck, back and arms.