Governor Kasich signs "Judy's Law"


Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed "Judy's Law" which will require additional prison time for offenders convicted of using an accelerant to harm or disfigure someone.

The law is named for Judy Malinowski, the New Albany mother who was hospitalized for two years after she was doused with gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Slager in August 2015.

Malinowski died on June 27. She was 33 years old.

The law will add an additional six years for those who use an accelerant, like gasoline.

The law will go into effect in 90 days.

In December 2016, Slager was convicted of felonious assault and aggravated arson. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison, the maximum penalty at the time.

Following her death, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said he plans to move forward with murder charges against Slager.

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