Burned Woman Who Inspired Judy's Law Passed Away
When she arrived in the hospital emergency room, burned so horribly that parts of her body had melted away, Judy Malinowski’s future was measured in minutes.
She somehow stretched it nearly two more years, packing the time with emotional, medical, legal and even legislative victories.
Malinowski, 33, died Tuesday. The mother of two and former Miss New Albany never recovered enough to go home to her family, but she held on to see her ex-boyfriend imprisoned and to inspire new sentencing legislation — sponsors call it Judy’s Law — that has passed the House and is expected to go before the Ohio Senate on Wednesday for a vote.