two testified against ex-boyfriend Michael Slager in her 2018 murder trial. Clinging to life on a hospital bed with burns covering 95% of her body, an amputated arm that had been scorched to the bone and bolts of pain surging through her frame, Malinowski, then 33, told the courts via video that Slager had doused her in gasoline and set her on fire during an argument on August 2, 2015. “Evil.
Just completely evil,” says Malinowski of Slager in her pre-trial deposition. The 3-hour attestation was recorded just five months before she died due to complications from the burn on June 27, 2017.
She became one of the first people in the U.S. to posthumously testify in their own murder trial. Haunting footage from her poignant account of the attack is featured in MTV documentary, “The Fire That Took Her,” out Tuesday on Paramount+. “He got these cans of gasoline that he had kept in the back of his truck,” Malinowski says in the film of the incident, which occurred in broad daylight at a Speedway gas station near Columbus, Ohio. “He ran around me and started pouring gasoline.
He started at my head and worked his way down,” she continues, adding that gasoline had gone down her throat amid the soaking. “I looked at him and he pulled a lighter out of his pocket, and he started walking towards me,” says the charred woman, whose pain medications had to be lowered in order for her to testify.Read more on nypost.com