Maine woman arrested in death of husband

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine police have arrested a Bangor woman in the death of her husband.

Bangor Police announced Wednesday that 48-year-old Roxanne Jeskey is facing murder charges in the death of 53-year-old Richard Jeskey, whose body was found in a Bangor apartment on June 13.

Roxanne Jeskey is expected to be arraigned Thursday or Friday.

The Jeskey family has released a statement saying they are shocked by their loss and ask that their privacy be respected. They say any statements regarding the case will be made through the office of the attorney general or Bangor Police Department.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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Jan Brown's picture

Why is this not characterized as DV?

Hi Paul,
It's because the press is waiting for the other shoe to drop...when a man commits domestic violence murder the press can reasonably assume that he won't have a battered "person's" defense but this is not the case with women who murder. According to the BDN that's this woman's defense...whether true or not.

PAUL MATTSON's picture

When a man is killed by a

When a man is killed by a woman, how come it is not characterized as Domestic Violence?


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