Gooden had started bringing his boyfriend around his family recently after coming out last year. Blackwell, who had been dating his mother for three years, expressed disapproval the night before the attack about the relationship, Foster said.
"I said, 'That's not your house. You need to mind your business.'," Foster told Channel 2. "(And he said,) 'Well, they laying up there.' I said, 'That is not your business. (Anthony) don't bother you. That boy don't bother you. This is not your house"."
Gooden has severe burns on his face, neck, back, chest and arms. He spent two weeks in a coma and was released from the hospital a week ago, according to Channel 2 Action News. Tolbert spent 10 days at Grady Memorial Hospital getting treated for second and third-degree burns.
Gooden told Channel 2 Action News it was the “the worst night of my life.”
“I just woke up screaming, ‘Ah, what’s going on?’ He just threw hot water. It hurt,” Gooden said.
Gooden is facing two years of recovery. His family has started a gofundme account to help pay his medical bills. So far, more than 1,700 people have donated more than $58,000 to help with his medical bills. Tolbert's family has also set up a gofundme account to pay his medical bills and it has raised more than $59,000 with donations from more than 1,900 people.