UPDATE: Possible Self-Defense Case for Bangor Woman Accused of Killing Husband

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 years ago

A lawyer for a woman from Bangor charged with murdering her husband says she may have been acting in self defense. 48-year old Roxanne Jeskey appeared in court in Bangor for the first time today.She did not enter a plea and a judge ordered her held without bail until a hearing on July 5th.Jeskey was arrested Wednesday night for killing 53-year old Richard Jeskey in their apartment on Ohio Street on June 13th.Police say he was found naked, beaten and bloody in the bathtub.One of Jeskey’s lawyers, Joe Baldacci, told TV5 she, too, had evidence of bruises and beating from head to toe and that this is potentially a case of self-defense.According to court documents, Roxanne Jeskey admitted to assaulting her husband with various weapons, including pliers, a box cutter, and a plastic baseball bat. Police say Jeskey told police she attacked her husband after he was on the phone with an ex-girlfriend.The Medical Examiner found extensive multiple blunt and sharp force injuries on Richard Jeskey, including loss of an eye, rectal wounds, rib and nose fractures and internal hemorrhage. The Medical Examiner also says Richard Jeskey was strangled with sufficient force.


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