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Bangor woman convicted of murdering husband dies at Maine Correctional Center

Roxanne Jeskey's 50-year sentence for the murder of her husband began in 2014.
Credit: NCM

WINDHAM, Maine — A woman serving time for the murder of her husband has died at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham Saturday, according to the Maine Department of Corrections.

Roxanne Jeskey, 58, of Bangor, died at approximately 8:35 p.m. with medical personnel present, according to a Sunday press release by Anna Black, director of government affairs.

Jeskey was serving a 50-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Richard Jeskey, in 2011.

Police said Roxanne Jeskey used weapons that included a box-cutter and pliers to kill her husband. His naked body was found in a bathtub the day after the killing. The state medical examiner's office said he was beaten and strangled.

The Office of the Maine Attorney General and the Office of the State Medical Examiner were notified of Jeskey’s death, which is MDOC protocol, according to Black.