COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
Governor John Kasich signed Judy’s Law into office Monday, increasing the penalties when an accelerant is used to disfigure a person.
Judy’s Law was inspired by Judy Malinowski, who was set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Slager, in August 2015. Slager was sentenced to 11 years in prison for felonious assault and aggravated arson in December 2016. Malinowski died in June.
The law will add an additional prison term of six years for felonious assault.
The law was passed unanimously by the Ohio State Senate.
The law will go into effect in 90 days.
Following her death the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office said it will seek murder charges against Slager.