On Friday, an Ohio ruled that the taped confession Judy Malinowski made before she died will be used during the prosecution of her killer. In 2015, the 33-year-old Ohio woman was doused in gasoline and set on fire by Michael Slager, her former boyfriend. Slager’s victim recently passed away at an Ohio hospital after undergoing 56 live-saving surgeries.
Judy Malinowski Encouraged by Her Mother to Share Her Story
Bonnie Bowes, Judy Malinowski’s mother, revealed that her daughter couldn’t rest until she made her voice heard.
At the beginning of 2015, Michael Slager, Judy’s ex-boyfriend, took the Ohio woman to a Gahanna gas station. There, he emptied the contents of a gasoline can and set her ablaze. Judy was rushed to the hospital with fourth- and third-degree burns on approximately 90 percent of her body.
Following the incident, the surgeons had to amputate two of Judy’s fingers and her ears. During her stay in the hospital, Slager’s victim underwent 56 major surgeries in a desperate attempt to stave the infection.
Regrettably, Judy Malinowski passed away recently at the hospital after spending more than two years fighting for her life.
With tears in her eyes, Bowes revealed that her daughter had the strength, to tell the truth, hoping that her story might serve to incriminate Slager. Bowes declared that her daughter made a taped confession on her deathbed.
Doctors ruled out that the woman was of sound mind at the moment the recording was made. Following a legal controversy on whether or not a dead man’s testimony could be used in court, an Ohio court ruled on Friday that Malinowski’s tape will be presented during Slager’s upcoming homicide trial.
Although the man was convicted in 2011 to 11 years in prison for aggravated assault and arson, Malinowski’s death compelled the authorities to indict the man on charges of murder. If proven guilty, Slager could face life in prison or death.
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