The Ohio woman who died two years after she was doused in gasoline and set ablaze could “testify” during her ex-boyfriend’s murder trial, in the form of a taped recording — and her mother is standing by the decision.
A judge ruled Friday that the videotaped testimony from Judy Malinowski, 33, could be used during the trial, Fox 28 reported.
“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.”
Malinowski, a mother of two, testified five months before she died last June, reportedly expecting that the recording would be played during the trial.
“She was extremely frail and she was burned, but yet could very clearly articulate what happened, where she was, fear, everything that you would expect,” Bowes said. “I’m so proud of her and I know one day I’ll see her, although my heart will be forever broken without her.”