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Judy Malinowski Press Advisory

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “It is with great sadness I have learned that Judy Malinowski has passed away.”  The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the Gahanna Police Department and the original arson investigator, will update our review of the recent medical records and interview her medical providers, to confirm that the cause of death is a “proximate result” of the aggravated arson for which Mr. Slager is currently serving a sentence.  Ohio law has no statute of limitations for Murder; however, provided that the determination is made that the proximate cause of death is the arson incident then an indictment would be sought in a time frame that both protects the public and protects against claims of prejudice due to delay. We stand ready to litigate the numerous motions that we anticipate Mr. Slager’s attorney will file on the subject of Judy’s deposition or any other subject involved in this matter.  If the medical experts state that proximate cause to the arson, injuries, and death exist, the case would go forward with or without her deposition, which was sought to rebut Slager’s suggestion that the ignition was accidental and not intentional.

Posted: 06/27/2017 | Defendant: Michael W. Slager

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