Sunday 25 September 2016

Man jailed for 40 years for throwing boiling water over sleeping gay couple

Published 25/08/2016 | 08:35

Martin Blackwell
Martin Blackwell

A MAN has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after throwing boiling water over a sleeping gay couple.

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Martin Blackwell found his girlfriend's son asleep with another man in their home in the US state of Georgia.

He filled a large pot with boiling water, before throwing it over the sleeping pair.

Blackwell shouted at them: "Get out of my house with all that gay".

“You were soulless, malicious and a violent person...You had so many outs where the voice of reason could’ve taken over," the judge told him.

The two men were left with severe burns, and still suffer massive scarring despite multiple surgeries.

The 48-year-old was found guilty on all charges and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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