(Fulton County, Pennsylvania) A 33-year-old local woman, Vickie Jo Mills, has been accused of poisoning her boyfriend with Visine eyedrops.
Mills faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
Vickie Jo Mills of 18250 Great Cove Road in Ayr Township was arrested Thursday after she admitted to Pennsylvania State Police in Fulton County she had put eyedrops in the drinking water of Thurman Edgar Nesbitt III, 45, 10 or 12 times over the past three years, starting in June of 2009.Mills was booked into custody at the Franklin County Jail with bail set at $75,000.
“She related she had been putting Visine eyedrops in Nesbitt’s water since 2009. She never meant to kill him, only wanted him to pay more attention to her,” an affidavit of probable cause filed in Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott’s office reads.
Police were alerted to Nesbitt’s illnesses on July 17 when his doctor, Dr. Harry Johnston, told troopers he had been treating Nesbitt for various symptoms including nausea and vomiting, blood pressure fluctuation and breathing difficulties for years. He told police he suspected someone was putting Visine in his water.