Judy Malinowski was a mother of two. She and boyfriend Michael Slager were arguing before he doused her with an accelerant and set her afire. She suffered from burns over 80 percent of her body. It’s surprising that she lived as long as she did. She was 33.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A woman left bed-ridden in a hospital after a disfiguring attack in August 2015 has died, according to her family.
Judy Malinowski was set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Slager, after a fight at a gas station in August 2015. Slager was sentenced to 11 years in prison for Felonious Assault and Aggravated Arson in December 2016.
After seeing the story, State Representative Jim Hughes introduced legislation to further punish in cases like Malinowski’s that maim or disfigure. Legislators are currently looking over a bill in the state Senate to add at least six years of jail time for anyone who uses an accelerant where the victim is permanently disfigured or disabled. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday after it was unanimously approved by the House last month.
After the attack, Malinowski endured at least 52 surgeries. Prior to one of her operations last December, Malinowski struggled to speak to ABC 6/FOX 28 as she spoke about her suffering and desire to see “Judy’s law” through to help prevent others from a situation like hers.
The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office has said it will seek murder charges against Slager should Malinowski die from her injuries.
Julie had a sad, tough life. According to Metro she had survived ovarian cancer. In the fire attack, which Slager denied, she lost two fingers, her ears, and most of her hair.
She called her boyfriend “pure evil.” Looking at him, I don’t doubt it. Taking on a bad boy for a boyfriend is even more dangerous than taking on a black one. Slager deserves the death penalty, carried out on a woodpile set afire by Julie’s friends and family. Then, drag him out of the fire and let him suffer.