A woman who suffered 80 per cent burns when her boyfriend covered her in petrol before setting her on fire has died nearly two years later. Judy Malinowski, 33, died on Tuesday, according to her mother Bonnie Bowes, following the attack in August 2015. Mrs Bowes said: ‘That child suffered for two years to tell her own story, who has the strength to do it?’
Michael Slager, 41, pleaded no contest to aggravated arson and was jailed for 11 years for his cruel attack on the mum-of-two from Ohio. He could now face murder charges, according to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien. He said: ‘It would be our intention, and it has been all along, that should she pass away it was our intention to pursue a homicide charge.
‘This day was not unexpected for probably a long time, but it’s sad that it finally arrived.’ Slager originally maintained he set her on fire by accident while lighting a cigarette.Ms Malinsowski spent months in hospital recovering and she was planning to testify against her ex, but his plea deal scuppered her opportunity to face him in court.Determined to have her say, she decided to speak in December about the attack, which she describes as ‘pure evil’.‘I never knew that a human being could be so evil. He just stood there and did nothing.’