Judy Malinowski


Age: 33

former beauty queen and cancer survivor who had suffered from horrific fourth- and fifth-degree burns to more than 80 percent of her body when her abusive ex-boyfriend 41-year-old Michael Slager (who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for felonious assault and other charges) doused her with gasoline and set her on fire at a Gahanna, Ohio gas station after a fight in August 2015, but who had underwent 59 surgeries and spent nearly two years in the hospital after the attack, whose inner strength helped her fight for her life and assist legislation in Ohio entitled Judy's Law, which seeks to increase penalties in cases for those who use accelerants in an attack on others.

Cause of Death: Complications from injuries due to the severe burns

Born: August 26, 1983

Died: June 27, 2017

Columbus, Ohio