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Deceased Woman's Testimony Can Be Used In Her Murder Trial, Judge Rules

17 April 2018

The videotaped testimony from a woman who died two years after she was doused in petrol and set ablaze can be used at her former boyfriend's trial, an OH judge has ruled.

Despite her extreme injuries, Bowes emphasized her daughter was aware and strong enough to truthfully recount Slager's attack.

"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.

She could barely speak but was mustered the strength to give a few scathing words, saying: 'I never knew that a human being could be so evil.

A grand jury indicted Michael Slager on aggravated murder and murder charges.

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The 33-year-old died almost two years after Michael Slager covered her in gasoline and then set her on fire outside an OH gas station in June 2015.

Michael Slager was sentenced to 11 years in prison for felonious assault and aggravated arson in December 2016.

. He could face the death penalty, if convicted.

She dropped her ears along with 2 palms at the strike, as Fox News previously reported, also has been left with deep wounds on her back and buttocks.

She underwent 56 surgeries before she died. He just stood there and did nothing.

Her two brothers said that the law assisted them understand their mom did not suffer in vain.

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"God please, please help me", she said.

Defense attorneys argued that the recorded testimony was a violation of Slager's right to confrontation; however, Judge Reece said the deposition was executed properly.

The case comes after the mother-of-two inspired changes in the law in OH, ensuring six more years in jail for those who commit crimes which permanently maim or disfigure victims.

The Ohio judge said officials had not known a case in which a victim would testify at their own murder trial.

The younger of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings in their Oklahoma home is scheduled to go on trial.

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Commenting on the decision Bonnie Bowes, Ms Malinowski's mother told United States media: "Judy went to her grave thinking that the judicial system would unseal her side of the story".

Deceased Woman's Testimony Can Be Used In Her Murder Trial, Judge Rules