By Sandra Rose  | 

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Loyal reader Yvette sent this link to Marquez Tolbert's Gofundme page to raise funds for his ongoing burn treatment.

Tolbert, 21, is one of the unfortunate young men who was badly burned when Martin Blackwell threw a pot of scalding hot water on him and his boyfriend while they lay in bed.

Blackwell, 48, is the live-in boyfriend of Tolbert's boyfriend's mother.

Blackwell told police he threw "just a little hot water" on the men because he was "disgusted" by their relationship. The attack happened in February.

Authorities are considering filing federal hate crime charges against Blackwell who is being held in the Fulton County jail without bond.

Tolbert suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his neck, back and arms. He spent 10 days at Grady Hospital undergoing painful surgeries to graft skin from his thigh to replace the burned areas on his back and arms.

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Tolbert will need to wear compression garments every day for the next 2 years to keep the newly grafted skin from developing keloids.

He will also need physical therapy to help him move his limbs because the burned skin is tight and restricts his movement.

Tolbert has thus far raised $18,000 toward his goal of $30,000.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    That wasn't "just a 'little' hot water". OMG, that was painful to look at.

  • missarewa

    Omg this is horrible -__-

    Sir what do u mean by just a little hot water? From what I see he bathed them in boiling water!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I NEVER needed to see this man burned to the red meat. Take that mess down Sandra. My God. Put up a warning. Something. Jesus.

  • That’s Interesting

    Wow. He really damaged him. Over nothing. I think he should be charged with a hate crime and I'm glad he was denied bond.

  • bemetoo

    He burned the mothafuckn skin off they azzez got damn they ain't no little hot water that was a full fledged fire hydrant

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Da fugg

    That was beyond wrong. Smh

  • Finding Forever…

    Right, his damn back & face/neck...Looks as if, he might have made him turn over or as he attempted to get up, burned his face...WHAT A SHAME.

  • iWasteTime

    MY EYES!!!
    Sandra where was the warning?!?! I try to avoid chit like this!!
    I guess he the top :kona:

  • Lovezoe

    Ugh. That is so sad. Folks is sick.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    He burned the gf son too. I bet her ass still with this ugly fukka too. "Standing" by him etc.

  • Lovezoe

    Sandra. TAKE THAT DOWN! Why you got to go so far.

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  • It’s Taurus Season

    chile. I gotta go. I be back next post. I aint about to be refreshing and seeing that. Scared to scroll up. Nope

  • Lovezoe

    Right behind ya.

  • Futuredocdonte

    Bruh - this here... I hope they water board is azz in jail - with hot water

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  • Cricket404

    Mister is a mean SOB

  • TheRealLee

    Horrible thing to do.

  • Afiya

    That Dont look like a little bit of water..look like he poured buckets. So horribe.

  • WetPntees

    OMG!!! Sandra why?!? His back and legs are pinker than hot dog water...

  • Sexy CJ

    Tolbert suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his neck, back and arms. He spent 10 days at Grady Hospital undergoing painful surgeries to graft skin from his thigh to replace the burned areas on his back and arms.......

  • SandraRose

    I'm sorry if it upsets you to see what true hate for another human being looks like.

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  • SandraRose

    My bad. I guess because I'm a nurse those pictures don't shock me.

  • RaginB

    All of this becuz HE was disgusted..they're here and they're queer,GET OVER IT.

  • mela.reign77

    OMG!!! This is horrific, that monster need to be under the jail, old focker! Excuse my language guys but this ticks me off to the tenth power. You really got some hateful and evil people in this world.

  • Alisa

    That monster had to find a pot fill it with water turn the stove on then wait for it to boil or at least the microwave. This bothers me because the mother probably had an idea or heard him say something. Even if she didn't this waste of life had no right to dictate his likes or dislikes. No one was trying to love up on him! Plus he just needed to mind his business and keep dipping for honey (sex women hv honey pots hence dipping)? I will bet you he will try to use mental illness or defect So he can do all his time in a psych hospital eating crayons

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Thanks for the compassionate angle, Sandra. This is really a disgusting and heinous act. There's no way in the world that old bastard shouldn't get a hefty prison sentence. This looks like attempted murder!

  • LeBrick James

    The inmates will be all over him in prison. Prison justice.
    Just watch.

  • Luv Pitties

    Remember that story you posted a couple years back about the lesbian couple who totured their 2 year old son and burned him with cigarettes? I believe they were in Atlanta, I don't remember their names because I would like an update on the little boy.

  • Luv Pitties

    I sure hope somebody scalds him all over

  • Baby girl

    It had to be grits in that water.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bless him ;(

  • MissFLondon

    Women and their choices of Step-Daddies. Why is it always the stepfather?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yep he will be charged. This is a big deal. The problem with mf's now is they're so worried about what the next person is doing. My gut tells me he's jealous and wants one of those young guys.

  • ifixstudentloans

    Thank You for posting Sandra, I donated $50.

  • ifixstudentloans

    I am an ex popo from Miami, I seen alot but these pics hurt me to my soul.

  • A D N

    Extreme criminal reaction to a sight that disgust him. No one deserves this for living their lives. I donated...

  • the guest

    I saw this post earlier but didn't see the burn photos. Just saw them. What was done to this young man is tragic.

    You are absolutely right. Shame on the mother if she stays with this man who committed this henious crime against her son. I never understood women who love bigots. Like women who sleep with a KKK member after a cross burning or lynchng. Or in this case being with a bigot who literally burned the skin off fellow human beings sleeping and defenseless.

    He deserves jail time because any person who would execute any prejudice to this extent is a danger to society. Everybody has prejudices. But in civilized society you don't throw scalding water on people (or shoot unarmed men and children because of the color of their skin, or stone students for attending school because they are female, or drag men behind moving cars to their death).

    To think there are extremist religious groups that will hold this man up as a hero and support his jail account.

  • Auditor

    Damn po Chile...I wish him the best.

  • shun king

    Guess you don't know about prison he will be a hero

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  • Dr.Rue

    SMH. I read the other man is in a medically induced coma to help treat his burns. I get that you may not agree with someone's sexual preferences but that really is none of your business and to physically hurt someone like this over that is beyond crazy.

  • That’s Interesting

    Mine too...

  • Sofiyah Balthazar

    stop the hate, we may not agree with their lifestyle but leave them alone it is their business...

  • Shara Frederick

    I am so, so, deeply sorry for the torture these two men endured. If I were the mother, I would kill that man, her own boyfriend. I am shocked she did not know what a vile person she was dating and the feelings he had toward her son.

  • Shara Frederick

    You may not. Most educated and compassionate people don't have a problem with who other people love.