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Ohlson murder trial postponed a year

Ohlson murder trial postponed a year

The Ohio judge said officials had not known a case in which a victim would testify at their own murder trial.

Malinowski, 33, was hospitalised for nearly two years and underwent dozens of surgeries after she was engulfed in flames in 2015 behind a petrol station in Gahanna, a Columbus suburb.

Judy Malinowski will be testifying about her own death in the trial of her accused killer, Michael Slager.

Michael Slager was arrested after the attack in 2015 and was later jailed for 11 years for felonious assault. "I think it's the first step towards what her legacy should and will be".

Judge Reece said two-thirds of the 86 pages of Malinowski's deposition were cross examination.

Mr Slager already faces 11 years in prison for assault, and is now facing a life sentence for her murder.

Following rsquo & Malinowski;s passing, a grand jury indicted Slager on murder and murder charges.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said despite Malinowski's suffering - having coded seven times in the hospital, enduring dozens of surgeries and her fearfulness of Slager - she was still able to tell her story.




Judy lost both of her ears and two fingers in the attack and was left with open wounds on her back and buttocks.

Although she could barely speak, Malinowski managed to say to the media from her hospital bed before she died: "I never knew that a human being could be so evil".

The judge allowed the testimony to play in court as Malinowski underwent extensive mental examination before she testified.

Malinowski inspired OH laws called Judy's Law necessitating six additional years in prison for offenses that permanently maim or disfigure victims.

Malinowski'therefore mother, Bonnie Bowes, stated, in accordance with The Columbus Dispatch, that she was "so grateful that Judy can inform her story".

Ms Sefakor Batse, a Senior State Attorney, told an Accra District Court yesterday that the Attorney General's Office was ready to begin trial, saying there was enough evidence against the two.

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