Murder trial underway in Savannah for death of Army captain in 2004

Murder trial underway in Savannah for death of Army captain in 2004

Murder trial underway in Savannah for death of Army captain in 2004

The 33-year-old died almost two years after Michael Slager covered her in gasoline and then set her on fire outside an OH gas station in June 2015.

A videotaped testimony from Judy Malinowski will be played during her own murder trial in what Franklin County Judge Guy Reece called an unprecedented case.

Judy Malinowski, a former beauty queen, was deliberately set on fire by her then-boyfriend Michael Slager.

Michael Slager was given 11 years in prison for his crime, but he is now facing murder charges which could mean life in prison.

"Judy fought to tell her story", her mother, Bonnie Bowes told WCMH. "I think it's the first step toward what her legacy should and will be". "I'm so proud of her and I know one day I'll see her, although my heart will be forever broken without her".

She died after two years of battling her injuries, however it is hoped that justice will be done in the wake of her passing.

Malinowski summoned the media to her hospital room before her death and mustered the strength to whisper a few damning words about her "evil" attacker.

According to the court records from December 2016, Slager pleaded not guilty to the three criminal charges he faced while Malinowski was still alive, "aggravated arson, possession of criminal tools and assault". He could face the death penalty, when convicted.

She lost both of her ears and two fingers in the attack, as Fox News previously reported, and was left with open wounds on her back and buttocks.

Ms Malinowski, 33, sustained burns to 80pc of her body, and was bed-ridden in hospital for the two years after her attack, where she eventually died.

56 surgeries were undergone by her until she died.

Slager's attorney argued the footage was obtained improperly and that it violated the suspect's right to confrontation.

Her two daughters said the law helped them know their mom did not suffer in vain.

Malinowski inspired OH legislation requiring six additional years in prison for crimes that permanently maim or disfigure victims.

John Kasich sign "Judy's Law", named for her mother, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Jury selection began Monday with dozens of potential jurors being questioned.

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