Woman Who Was Set On Fire By Boyfriend Shares Her Story With The World [PHOTOS] – 3%
Crime

Woman Who Was Set On Fire By Boyfriend Shares Her Story With The World [PHOTOS]

Judy Malinowski, who was horrifically burned by her ex-boyfriend in August 2015, died from her injuries. She was 33.

Her mother, Bonnie Bowes, confirmed the news on Tuesday to NBC4i, saying, “That child suffered for two years to tell her own story, who has the strength to do it?”

The mom of two was doused with gasoline and set on fire. She underwent 59 surgeries and spent nearly two years in the hospital, according to NBC4i.
Her ex Michael Slager said the incident was just a “horrible accident” and that he actually loved Malinowski, according to the Associated Press at the time.

A witness to the incident contradicted Slager’s account, claiming the pair were arguing before Malinowski was set ablaze. The witness, who was the one to call 911, did note that Slager used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
Malinowski’s death comes as the Ohio Senate is on the precipice of passing Judy’s Law, which seeks to increase penalties in cases like hers that leave the victim permanently disfigured through the use of an accelerant.

Slager is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that about 20 people are physically abused by a partner every minute. Think about that – 20 people every minute. In a year, that is more than 10 million men and women who are hurt by someone that they are intimate with.

woman set on fire
Image Credit: Facebook

Nationwide, domestic violence hotlines get about 20,000 phone calls each day. In August 2015, Michael Slager set his girlfriend, Judy Malinowski, on fire in Ohio, at a gas station.

woman set on fire
Image Credit: Bowes Family

 

 

She suffered third and fourth-degree burns to 90 percent of her body. Malinowski, 33, and mother of two has spent 16 months in the hospital and has had 52 surgeries.

woman set on fire

Image Credit: Bowes Family

She still has pain, and some of her wounds won’t heal. In December, Slager pleaded no contest and was given the maximum sentence of 11 years.

woman set on fire
Image Credit: Gahanna Police Department

Malinowski wanted to go to the trial and looked her attacker in the face and tell him she wasn’t afraid anymore. But because he made the plea, she wasn’t able to do that. Slager was found guilty of aggravated arson and assault. Malinowski is now speaking out about domestic violence.

woman set on fire
Image Credit: WSYX 

She said that she never knew a human being could have so much evil inside.

woman set on fire
Image Credit: 10 TV

Her mother, Bonnie Bowes, stated that her daughter wants people to know that verbal abuse will eventually lead to physical abuse.

woman set on fire
Image Credit: WSYX

Anyone who is in trouble right now should call 911.

woman set on fire
Image Credit: WSYX

 

 
If you need help and want to remain anonymous call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) – this is The National Domestic Violence hotline, and they have people ready to talk with you 24/7.Image Credit: Gahanna Police Department
To Top
Thanks we do too!

Hit 'LIKE' if you think growing your own vegetables is important?