Wife convicted of murder for killing husband in 2011

A Bangor woman was found guilty of murder Friday for killing her husband in 2011 in a jealous rage – using pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat.

Superior Court Justice E. Allen Hunter described Roxanne Jeskey’s actions as “monstrous savagery” when he delivered his verdict.

Police said she used the weapons to kill her husband, Richard Jeskey. His naked body was found in a bathtub the day after the killing in 2011.

A medical examiner reported that Richard Jeskey was beaten and strangled and suffered cuts, punctures and bruises from head to toe in the assault.

Jeskey faces a sentence of 25 years to life. A sentencing date has not been set.

Her attorneys used an insanity defense in the trial of Jeskey, saying she suffered from seizures and psychiatric disorders. A neighbor testified that Jeskey was angry her husband had been calling another woman.

A judge ruled in December that Jeskey was competent to assist in her defense, which cleared the way for her trial to begin.

Police said Jeskey acknowledged to authorities that she and her husband had a fight because of the phone call.


Man, 42, arrested, charged with possessing child porn

A Portland man was arrested Wednesday after police said they analyzed his computer and found thousands of images of child pornography.

Marcus Chapman, 42, has been charged with possessing sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12.

According to a news release from Maine State Police, which made the arrest, Chapman lives on Pembroke Street in Portland and is unemployed. His residence is near Presumpscot Elementary School.

None of the children depicted in the images found on Chapman’s computer is believed to be from Maine, state police said.

Old Orchard Beach

Man charged with assault after victim found bleeding

An Old Orchard Beach man was charged with aggravated assault nearly a week after his alleged victim was found bleeding on Sixteenth Street.

Terry Dudevoir, 60, was arrested Wednesday outside his home at 4 Sixteenth St. on a warrant charging him with aggravated assault. Police said Dudevoir assaulted a 48-year-old man on May 22.

The victim was found bleeding from lacerations to his head in the area outside Dudevoir’s house, according to Detective Sgt. David Hemingway.

Dudevoir was released on $1,000 bail.

Police searched Dudevoir’s house as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident.


Presque Isle man, 42, dies when pickup truck crashes

A Presque Isle man died Thursday in a traffic crash in the Aroostook County town of Chapman, Maine State Police said.

Police said Johnathan Browning, 42, was driving his pickup truck north at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday when it went off the left side of the road and started skidding out of control. The truck then crossed the roadway to the right side of the road, struck a telephone pole and rolled onto its side. The pole snapped.

Police said Browning was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing but police suspect that speed and a lack of seat belt use were factors.


Airport repairs may top $300,000, official says

Oxford County’s administrator says repairs to the county’s regional airport may exceed $300,000.

Administrator Scott Cole told the Sun Journal on Thursday the first item needing to be addressed at the Oxford airport is roof repairs.

The airport also must comply with state Department of Environmental Protection regulations and it needs repairs to its fuel system.

Equipment and aircraft items from the facility will be auctioned.

Oxford County Regional Airport’s runway is currently open, but aviators are not able to fuel up at the facility.

The county must complete repairs to the facility before it can determine what to do with it in the future.

– From staff and news services