Trial on hold for woman in wreck that killed two


In 2015, the 33-year-old OH woman was doused in gasoline and set on fire by Michael Slager, her former boyfriend.

A judge ruled Friday that the videotaped testimony from Judy Malinowski, 33, could be used during the trial, Fox 28 reported.

'God please, please help me, ' she said.

Judy Malinowski spoke to media before her death.

"She had been delicate and also she was burnt off, however, could very definitely articulate where she turned into what took place, panic, everything that you would anticipate, & rdquo; Bowes stated".

ABC News reports Slager, Malinowski's estranged boyfriend, was sentenced to 11 years behind bars in 2016 on charges of felonious assault and aggravated arson.

However, once Malinowski died, a grand jury charged Slager on charges of murder and aggravated murder. He could face the death penalty, if convicted.

Malinowski was engulfed supporting a petrol channel a Columbus suburb, in Gahanna. She suffered third and fourth degree burns on about 90 percent of her body. The attack also left her without her ears, hair and two fingers.

She underwent a total of 56 surgeries in that two year period. He did nothing and only stood there.

The prosecution said while parts of Malinowski's deposition may be edited out, the jury at trial will hear what she had to say.

Malinowski inspired OH laws called Judy's Law necessitating six additional years in prison for offenses that 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.

His protection attorneys contended against permitting the testimony from Malinowski stating prosecutors relied upon civil law instead of criminal legislation to acquire the recording. Slager's victim recently passed away at an OH hospital after undergoing 56 live-saving surgeries.

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 freakish situation in which the victim can now testify after her death.