Georgia

Trial of man accused in boiled water attack continues

  • Martin Blackwell watches arguments in his trial in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Blackwell accused of throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple sleeping in a suburban Atlanta apartment acted recklessly but wasn’t motivated by hate or malice, his defense attorney said Wednesday.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Martin Blackwell watches arguments in his trial in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Blackwell accused of throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple sleeping in a suburban Atlanta apartment acted recklessly but wasn’t motivated by hate or malice, his defense attorney said Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burn victim Anthony Gooden gets help with his injured hand during a break in a trial for Martin Blackwell in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Blackwell is accused of pouring hot water on Gooden and his friend as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Burn victim Anthony Gooden gets help with his injured hand during a break in a trial for Martin Blackwell in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Blackwell is accused of pouring hot water on Gooden and his friend as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marquez Tolbert watches during the trial for Martin Blackwell in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Blackwell is accused of pouring hot water on him and another man as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Marquez Tolbert watches during the trial for Martin Blackwell in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Blackwell is accused of pouring hot water on him and another man as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

Testimony is scheduled to continue in the trial of a man accused of throwing boiled water on same-sex couple sleeping in a suburban Atlanta apartment.

Martin Blackwell faces charges, including aggravated battery and aggravated assault in the February attack, in court Wednesday.

The 48-year-old Blackwell was a long-distance trucker and stayed with his girlfriend, Kim Foster, when he was in town.

Prosecutors say Foster's son and his boyfriend were asleep at the apartment in College Park when Blackwell poured scalding water on them. Both men suffered extensive burns and required multiple surgeries.

The two testified Tuesday about the excruciating pain they said they suffered as a result of the attack.

The prosecution is expected to rest its case Wednesday. Then it will be the defense's turn to present evidence and testimony.