After delays, judge to release ruling on Judy Malinowski’s testimony

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After two delays the wait is almost over for a key ruling in a case that’s drawn national attention.

The mother of Judy Malinowski, Bonnie Bowes, said the judge will rule Friday about whether an hour and forty-five minute taped deposition Judy gave before she died can be used at the trial of her accused killer, Michael Slager. 

Judy died two years after being doused with gas and set on fire by her ex.

“I just feel like once it happens and once it’s over with, then the weight on our shoulders will be lifted,” said Judy’s oldest daughter Kaylie Malinowski.

“No matter what her stories or words were, it will give me peace that her side or her story is told,” said Bowes.

Bowes said Kaylie has picked up where her mom left off.

“She’s walked this journey with her mom and when her mom couldn’t be there she has just stepped up and fought for her mom. It means a lot to the girls for their moms story to be unsealed,” said Bowes.

Kaylie, just 14 now, said she still can’t believe her mom’s gone.

“It feels like a dream a lot because you just like wanna wake up and she’s right there nothing ever happened,” she said.

The hearing is scheduled for 9am Friday. NBC4 will be in the courtroom and bring you updates on air and online.

Slager’s attorneys are fighting to keep the deposition out of the trial saying allowing it would be a slippery slope.

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