Lawyers: Bangor Woman Convicted of Killing Husband Needs New Trial

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 months ago

Lawyers for a woman from Bangor convicted of brutally killing her husband nearly three years ago are asking for a new trial, saying their client was psychotic during her first one.

A judge found 50-year-old Roxanne Jeskey guilty last month of murder.

She’d pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

In filing a motion for a new trial, her lawyers said Jeskey was experiencing untreated psychotic disorders in December and January when the judge heard her case and she couldn’t adequately decide whether to testify in her own defense.

Jeskey did not take the stand.

Police say in June of 2011, Jeskey used a box-cutter, plastic baseball bat, and pliers to kill her husband, Richard.

He was found in a bathtub in their Ohio Street apartment the day after he died.

The medical examiner said he was beaten and strangled.

Jeskey now faces 25 years to life in prison.


  • Otis Bowen

    Sorry lady. You did the crime, do the time. Just be glad Maine doesn’t have the death penalty. Which we should

  • Indigenous_Woman

    Oh please! You were found guilty. Bye bye

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