BANGOR — A woman accused of brutally killing her husband in a jealous rage after he talked to an ex-girlfriend on the phone has pleaded not guilty.

Forty-eight-year-old Roxanne Jeskey, who entered her plea today, is accused of beating, stabbing and strangling 53-year-old Richard Jeskey on June 13. Her defense lawyer says she was acting in self-defense.

An autopsy indicated Richard Jeskey suffered multiple blunt- and sharp-force injuries to the head, neck, torso and limbs. The medical examiner’s report also noted that his nose was broken, he lost an eye and had injuries to his scrotum and rectum. His body was found in his bathtub.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Jeskey admitted to police that she assaulted her husband with “pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat.”