Vickie Jo Mills, 33, of McConnellsburg, admitted to state police that she had placed Visine eye drops on 10 or 12 different occasions into the victim's drinking water since June of 2009, according to state police reports. The victim, Thurman E. Nesbitt III., 45, became seriously ill during that time, troopers said.
During the investigation, Nesbitt's Doctor notified state police about the poisoning on July 17th, according to police reports. The Doctor told investigators that he had been treating Nesbitt for various symptoms including nausea, vomiting, blood pressure issues and trouble breathing for several years, according to court documents.
Nesbitt's blood was subsequently tested for Tetrahydrozoline (a chemical found in eye drops). Lab tests revealed that the victim had 49 ng/mL of tetrahydrozoline in his blood, according to court documents.
Mills told state police that she never meant to kill Nesbitt and that she did it so he would pay more attention to her, according to court documents.