Skip to comments.Woman Admits to Poisoning Boyfriend With Visine Drops
Posted on 08/14/2012 1:39:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A 33-year-old Pennsylvania woman could spend the rest of her life in prison after admitting to police that she repeatedly poisoned her boyfriend with Visine eye drops for more than three years in a bid for his attention.
Vickie Jo Mills of Ayr Township, Pa., was arrested Thursday and charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault, 10 counts of simple assault and 10 counts of reckless endangerment after she told authorities she slipped Visine eye drops into the drinking water of her boyfriend, 45-year-old Thurman Edgar Nesbitt III.
Mills, who has a child with Nesbitt, told Pennsylvania State Police she put Visine drops, medicinally used to "get the red out" of eyes, into his drinking water 10 to 12 times since June 2009.
Nesbitt had been sick for years with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and blood pressure and breathing problems, according to police. His doctor, Dr. Harry Johnston, alerted authorities in after detecting traces of tetrahydrozoline, a chemical found in eye drops, in Nesbitt's blood tests.
A follow up test at the police station showed Nesbitt had 49 nanograms per milliliter of tetrahydrozoline in his system, categorized by medical experts as "an extremely high level, according to the Record Herald newspaper.
Mills, according to an affidavit, "never meant to kill him [Nesbitt], only wanted him to pay more attention to her."
The 30 charges filed against her carry a maximum combined sentence of 240 years in jail and more than $300,000 in fines, according to the judge in the case, Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.
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new slogan: “Visine.....gets the Thurman Edgar Nesbitt III out”
Industrial strength stupidity.
One for poisoning him so that he would ‘pay more attention’ to her.
Two for admitting it to the Police.
Just how stupid you gotta be?
Tetrahydrozoline’s a poison? Whoa. They used to advertise it on the afternoon after-school shows, along with shooting Bic pens through wooden boards and Duo-Tang Six-Pocket Organizers.
A bartender once told me that a drop of Visine in a patron’s drink would cause diahrea. Sometimes a good customer would have too much to drink. The bartender does not want to offend the customer by cutting him off. A drop of Visine makes him go away. A drop of dish detergent in the drink will make him go away and puke.
This was done on a CSI episode, iirc.
I bet J&J loved that.
My ex wife tried to kill me with furniture polish.
I hit a stretch where I kept slipping and falling down in the kitchen every few days where I was in my stocking feet.
One day I was sitting at the bar between the kitchen and living room while my wife was spraying air freshener around in the kitchen behind me. I happened to notice the can on the bar next to me said “Air Freshener” on it so I asked he to show me the can she was using. She handed me the near identical can and it was furniture polish.
CAN YOU SEE ME NOW??? (Stabbing you in the eye)
Oops, Visine will probably be pulled from the shelves and become a Rx only item.
That pretty well sums it up.
Here’s looking at you kid.
Re your pic: I think she looks a little bit like Margot Kidder.
My ex used concentrated Diazinon (organophosphate insecticide) on her way out the door in a meal.
dang, didn’t know that stuff was that toxic. I about live on the allergy kind when the pollen’s flying.