BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A judge sentenced Roxanne Jeskey to 50 years in prison for the murder of her husband Richard Jeskey. The Bangor woman brutally tortured and killed her husband back in June of 2011. Justice Allen Hunter told the court given Jeskey's history of mental illness and injuries stemming from a brain surgery he did not want to hand down a life sentence, although he said her actions justify one.
Victim Richard Jeskey's brother, David, said, "I would've liked to have heard life, but in fact what the judge did was deliver a life sentence today. So we will be satisfied with the fifty years that we have heard."
The defense has continued to question their clients mental state, claiming she is a victim of her own mind.
Roxanne Jeskey addressed the court and her husband's family, but her words were not enough for the Jeskey family.
Richard's oldest son Corey Jeskey said, "I mean, there is a piece that is taken form you that you will never be able to get back obviously when you lose someone in your family that close to you, an immediate family member. It is irreplaceable."
The Jeskey family does want to spread the word that domestic violence can happen to men as much as women. They hope others will learn from this tragedy and keep it from happening again.
Roxanne Jeskey's attorneys have already filed a motion for a new trial- and expect the judge to make a decision within the next two weeks.