"Judy's Law" introduced in honor of Ohio mother who was set on fire

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A 10TV story on a local mother set on fire could lead to a change in Ohio law.

In December 10TV shared the story of Judy Malinowski, who was set on fire by her ex-boyfriend in August 2015.

Eighteen months later, Judy remains in the hospital, suffering horrific pain caused by extensive burns.

Michael Slager was sentenced to the maximum possible - 11 years in prison on charges of felonious assault and aggravated arson.

Judy's story caught the attention of State Representative Jim Hughes.

"Judy has a life sentence," said Hughes. "The defendant who caused this life sentence has 11 years. This is not enough time for the amount of injury and pain he has caused her."

Tuesday Hughes introduced House Bill 63, also known as "Judy's Law."

It would add between five and 20 years in prison for assault cases where the victim is disfigured or incapacitated.

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