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Woman who died after being set on fire by boyfriend set to testify at her murder trial via video recording

Woman who died after being set on fire by boyfriend set to testify at her murder trial via video recording

Judy Malinowski was doused with gasoline and set ablaze behind a gas station in 2015 and she suffered third and fourth degree burns on 90% of her body

An Ohio woman who died after she was set on fire by her boyfriend will testify at her murder trial through a taped video interview that she gave before she died.

Judy Malinowski, 33, had gasoline dumped all over her and set on fire by her then boyfriend, Michael Slager, who was convicted and sentenced for 11 years for the crime.

But this was before Judy died in June, 2017, five months after she gave the testimony.

Now a Franklin County Judge ruled on Friday that the video from Malinowski could definitely be used in the murder trial of Slager, Fox 28, reported.

Her mother is all for the decision to let her deceased daughter's recording to be used as her testimony in court. 



Bonnie Bowes, Malinowski's mother, told WCMH: "Judy fought to tell her story. I think it’s the first step toward what her legacy should and will be."

It has been reported that Malinowski, a mother-of-two, expected the video testimony she made to be played during the trial.



Bowes said: "She was extremely frail and she was burned, but yet could very clearly articulate what happened, where she was, fear, everything that you would expect."

"I’m so proud of her and I know one day I’ll see her, although my heart will be forever broken without her."



Slager, Malinowski's ex-boyfriend, was sentenced to 11 years behind bars after he pleaded no contest in the 2016 charges which included felonious assault and aggravated arson.

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