Trial resumes for woman charged in husband’s death

BANGOR — A neuropsychologist says a woman on trial for using pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat to kill her husband is at times not in touch with reality.

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Dr. Richard Doiron is testifying Monday in the trial of Roxanne Jeskey, who’s accused of killing Richard Jeskey on June 12, 2011, in a jealous rage. Roxanne Jeskey is using an insanity defense.

WZON-AM reports that Doiron said Jeskey is “brain injured in a significant way.” He says her brain injury, post-traumatic stress and psychotic disorders all played a role at the time of her husband’s death.

His body, which was naked, was found in a bathtub the following day. The medical examiner said he was beaten and strangled.