BANGOR (AP) — The state has rested its case in the trial of a Maine woman charged with killing her husband in a brutal attack with weapons that included a baseball bat and pliers.

A DNA expert from the state police crime laboratory was one of the final witnesses before the state concluded its case Thursday against Roxanne Jeskey in Bangor.

The DNA expert linked blood from around the couple’s apartment to victim Richard Jeskey, whose body was found naked in a bathtub in June 2011. A medical examiner testified Jeskey had been beaten and strangled.

Testimony at the Penobscot Judicial Center was being heard by a judge, not a jury, at the defendant’s request. The defense will begin its case either today or after the Christmas holiday.



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