Blackwell posed for the mugshot above after being charged with aggravated battery.
According to police reports, Blackwell burned Anthony Gooden, 23, and partner Marquez Tolbert, 21, as they slept in Gooden’s mother’s apartment.
He allegedly doused the pair with boiling water at their College Park, Georgia apartment, before telling them ‘get out of my house with all that gay’ and dragging them out of the front door.
Details + a video statement from on of the victims of this horrific crime below…
The pair suffered second and third degree burns to their backs, heads and necks, with Gooden placed in a medically-induced coma.
Meanwhile Tolbert was forced to have skin removed from his thighs to replace the lost skin on his back, and will now need to wear body compress dressings for two years.
Blackwell does not live at the address as he claimed in police reports, but regularly visits the home.
According to WSBTV, Blackwell was unrepentant, telling officers: ‘They’ll be all right. It was just a little hot water on them.’
Blackwell also told officers he was disgusted by the men’s relationship, the report says.
Gooden says that his mother had only recently started dating Blackwell, and it appeared as though the pair were getting along well.
The incident occurred in the early hours of February 12 he and Tolbert had returned from their job in a warehouse before falling asleep on a mattress on the floor of his mother’s front room.
Several hours later, as they were sleeping, Blackwell allegedly filled a pot with water, brought it to a boil, and then emptied it over the pair.
‘We woke up to boiling hot water. I started screaming uncontrollably and I was pulled out of the house.
‘We ran to the neighbors and called the police. We were just burning. My body was just stinging. It was like a really, really severe kind of stinging. I could hardly think straight.’
Speaking to Channel 2 News, he tearfully added: ‘The pain doesn’t let you sleep. It’s just excruciating, 24 hours a day, and it doesn’t go anywhere. It doesn’t dial down. It’s just there.’
Asked whether he believes the attack constitutes a hate crime, Tolbert responded:
‘Why else would you pour boiling hot water on somebody? Where was your head at? Why would you do this?’
An Atlanta Police Department LGBT liaison assisted in the case to make sure Blackwell did not make bond, police said.
While hate crime charges do not exist in the state of Gerogia, the liaison said federal hate crimes could be levied against Blackwell, with a hearing scheduled to address that.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up for the young couple to help with their medical expenses.