Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Murder trial delayed to 2019

Murder trial delayed to 2019

Malinowski was engulfed in flames in 2015 behind a gas station in Gahanna, a Columbus suburb.

A videotaped testimony from Judy Malinowski will be played during her own murder trial in what Franklin County Judge Guy Reece called an unprecedented case.

Judy had given her testimony to prosecutors for the assault trial, and now the judge in the murder trial has allowed the tape to be admitted, throwing up the weird situation in which the victim can now testify after her death.

Judy Malinowski will be testifying about her own death in the trial of her accused killer, Michael Slager.

Judy Malinowski. (Facebook) Michael Slager is already serving 11 years for the attack on his estranged girlfriend but will now face a murder charge.

"Judy fought to tell her story".

'God please, please help me, ' she said. "I'm so proud of her and I know one day I'll see her, although my heart will be forever broken without her".

The woman lived for two years after her horrific ordeal which left her with severe third and fourth degree burns, covering most of her body.

She died after two years of battling her injuries, however it is hoped that justice will be done in the wake of her passing.

Her ex-boyfriend, Michael Slager, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading no contest in 2016 to charges including felonious assault and aggravated arson.

However, once Malinowski died, a grand jury charged Slager on charges of murder and aggravated murder.

Months before her death, the mother of two gave her testimony about the attack from her hospital bed.

She underwent 56 surgeries before she died.

The case comes after the mother-of-two inspired changes in the law in OH, ensuring six more years in jail for those who commit crimes which permanently maim or disfigure victims.

Ms Sefakor Batse, a Senior State Attorney, told an Accra District Court yesterday that the Attorney General's Office was ready to begin trial, saying there was enough evidence against the two.

Malinowski'therefore mother, Bonnie Bowes, stated, in accordance with The Columbus Dispatch, that she was "so grateful that Judy can inform her story".

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