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Woman charged in eye drop poisoning waives hearing

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MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Off an unsuspecting, country road with an unsuspecting weapon, a crime unfolded on Great Cove Road in the hills of Fulton County that has captured attention across the nation.

According to investigators with the Pennsylvania State Police, Vickie Jo Mills used Visine eye drops to poison her boyfriend, Thurman Nesbitt, at least 10 times since June of 2009.

State police got involved in the case in mid-July after Nesbitt's doctor contacted them. He had been treating Nesbitt for years for unexplained nausea and vomiting, elevating and dropping blood pressure, as well as difficulty breathing.

A test showed the main ingredient for eye drops, tetrahydrozoline, in Nebitt's blood. Troopers questioned Mills, who admitted to putting eye drops in Nesbitt's drinking water.

According to court documents, Mills told investigators she "never meant to kill" her boyfriend, but "only wanted him to pay more attention to her."

Mills on Monday afternoon waived her right to a preliminary hearing. From here, the case will go to county court for a formal arraignment.

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