Clifton Blackwell, 61, was currently dealing with a charge of first-degree negligent injury. The authorities added hate criminal activity and dangerous-weapon charges that could increase his sentence if he’s founded guilty.
Clifton Blackwell, 61, is suspected of splashing battery acid on a Hispanic male’s face last Friday..
( Milwaukee County Prison via AP)
The victim, Mahud Villalaz, a 42- year-old naturalized U.S. resident who was born in Peru, said his aggressor approached him near a restaurant on Friday and challenged him about parking too close to a bus stop, charging files state.
Prosecutors stated Blackwell asked, ” Why did you invade my country?” and, “Why don’t you appreciate my laws?”
Villalaz stated he moved his automobile however Blackwell continued to scold him, calling him “unlawful” and telling him to “go back, go back.”
Villalaz said he called Blackwell a racist. After informing Blackwell ” everyone comes from somewhere first,” Blackwell presumably tossed acid on him, Villalaz stated.
Security video from the restaurant recorded the attack, which left Villalaz with second-degree burns on his face. Investigators who searched Blackwell’s home found 4 bottles of sulfuric acid, muriatic acid, and 2 bottles of Kleen-Out drain opener, according to the search warrant.
Blackwell does not yet have an attorney, according to court records. His household said he’s a Marine Corps veteran who served throughout the U.S. invasion of Panama in1989 A Marine authorities told The Associated Press that the branch has no record matching Blackwell’s name and birthdate.
His mother, Jacqueline P. Blackwell, told The Journal Guard he had actually sought care with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Milwaukee for post-traumatic tension.
State court records reveal Blackwell was founded guilty in a 2006 Rusk County case of unlawful imprisonment and pointing a gun at an individual in a case where he held four hunters at gunpoint since they were on his home.
The Associated Press added to this report.