Friday, 16 December 2016

Woman set Ablaze by Ex-boyfriend Tells her Story

An Ohio woman summoned the media to her hospital room to talk about the nightmare she’s been living.After been denied the opportunity to testify at the trial of her ex-boyfriend about the night he doused her with gasoline and set her alight.

 Michael Slager, 41, pleaded no contest to charges of aggravated arson, felonious assault and possession of criminal tools in the August 2015 attack targeting his then-girlfriend, Judy Malinowski.He got an 11 year sentence.

Malinsowki, 33, who has spent the past 16 months in the hospital recovering from her life-threatening injuries, had been determined to testify against Slager, but Monday's plea deal foiled her plan. So instead, Malinowski spoke to the media about the attack from her hospital bed .

 Recounting the moment Slager poured gasoline on her during an argument behind a Speedway gas station in Gahanna on the evening of August 2, 2015, Malinsowki said the look in his eyes was 'pure evil.' 'I never knew that a human being could be so evil. He just stood there and did nothing,'

She said Slager has always maintained that he set Malinowski on fire by accident while trying to light a cigarette. His attorney argued that he also suffered severe burns while trying to extinguish the flames.

 The arson attack left the mother-of-two with fourth- and fifth-degree burns to more than 80 per cent of her body, and cost her two fingers and both her ears, which melted in the fire.

Nearly a year-and-a-half after her brush with death, Malinowski remains in the ICU, where she breaths with the help of a ventilator, cannot walk and talks in a whisper due to the extensive damage to her trachea. She still has massive open wounds on the back and buttocks, which cannot be skin-grafted and have no chance of healing because Malinowski is unable to lay on her stomach due to difficulty breathing .

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