Maine woman gets 50 years for killing husband

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Associated Press

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A judge has imposed a 50-year sentence on a Maine woman convicted of killing her husband using pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat during a jealous rage.

Justice E. Allen Hunter, who described Roxanne Jeskey's actions as "monstrous savagery," imposed the sentence Friday after Jeskey apologized. WZON-AM reported that she told her family she felt she'd get "the help I need."

A medical examiner reported that Richard Jeskey was beaten and strangled and suffered cuts, punctures and bruises from head to toe. His naked body was found in a bathtub in June 2011. A neighbor testified that Jeskey was angry because her husband had been calling another woman.

Defense lawyers said Jeskey suffered from psychiatric disorders, seizures and problems associated with removal of a brain tumor.

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