COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A bill named for a woman who died two years after she was doused with gasoline and set on fire has unanimously passed the Ohio Senate.
The bill is named in honor of Judy Malinowski, a Gahanna mother who was doused in gasoline and set on fire in August 2015. She suffered severe burns and has undergone nearly 60 surgeries since that time. Malinowski’s family confirmed she died from her injuries Tuesday.
Her ex-boyfriend, Michael Slager, is serving eleven years in prison in connection with the crime.
If it becomes law, the bill would extend prison sentences for attackers in cases like Judy’s by six years.
The bill now goes to Governor Kasich for a signature.
Funeral arrangements for Judy were announced Wednesday.
A viewing will take place on Sunday, July 2 from 2pm until 5pm at the Church of the Resurrection at 6300 East Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany.
The funeral service will take place July 3 at 11am at the Church of the Resurrection, followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at 5600 East Broad Street.