Boy suffers 70% burns after friends poured pot of hot rice on him


An Atlanta boy is hospitalized with burns covering 70 per cent of his body after two other teens attacked him with a pot of boiling rice while he was sleeping.

Damon Clay, 17, is in a medically induced coma in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after Monday’s attack, reports DailyMail. Officers have arrested 19-year-old Quintavious Barber and 18-year-old Malik Morton for aggravated assault and cruelty to a child, among other charges.

Relatives of the scalded victim said the two men accused him of stealing a PlayStation 3. Neighbors
say the three teens were friends.

‘They were friends. Everybody was supposed to be friends,’ neighbor Laprell Grant told WSBTV.

Kentaveus Watson, who is renting the apartment where the incident happened, said that he is friends with everyone who was involved in the attack and he’s still shocked by the events that occurred.

‘It scared me, really. Ever since it happened, I’ve been sleeping on the couch right where he got burned,’ he said.


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