A McConnellsburg woman has been sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for putting eye drops in her former boyfriend’s drinking water.Vickie Jo Mills, 33, was sentenced Tuesday.
Mills admitted to state police to putting Visine drops into Thurman Nesbitt’s, 45, drinking water 10-12 times since in June 2009.
Nesbitt’s doctor went to police in July 2012 after the family physician believed poisoning was at the root of his symptoms.
For three years, Nesbitt had complained of nausea, vomiting, blood pressure issues and difficulty breathing. An analysis of Nesbitt’s blood found 49 nanograms per milliliter of tetrahydr0zolin. It’s a chemical found in over-the-counter eye drops.
Mills told state police she did it to get Nesbitt to pay more attention to her.
She pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.