Woman Poisons Boyfriend For Years With Visine Drops

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.

Would you go this far to get your loved one’s attention? What do you think prompted the woman to poison her boyfriend for 3 years?

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Shirtless Tim Tebow Strikes ‘Jesus-Like’ Pose On GQ Magazine

Even in the dog days of August, we can always count on Tim Tebow to provide a heaping helping of sizzle. The latest issue of GQ, which hits newsstands on August 21, offers an interesting take from a writer who is a Jets fan but not a Tebow fan, and how he is trying to resolve this dilemma.

“This, really, is the root of my beef with Tebowmania: It has nothing to do with football,” writes Devin Gordon. “It’s a sales pitch — a sensation built on evangelism, not ability, powered by people who see a chance to turn the NFL into the next front of the culture war. And now that culture war is coming to my team.”

Compelling stuff. Not just the standard I-love-this-guy/I-hate-this-guy yelling that inevitably comes with any Tebow discussion. Gordon brings some context, texture and complexity to the conversation. But Gordon’s incisive analysis will likely have to settle for the silver medal in the Generating Buzz competition when GQ packages his story with a photo like that. Shirtless Tebow. In a Jesus-like pose. Because there hadn’t been nearly enough hype around the Jets, right?


But let’s face it. Tebow would still be an attraction even if he had ended up in Jacksonville. Even Gordon acknowledges that Tebow has that je ne sais quoi, which is noticeable just from being in his presence.

“The charisma is real, folks,” he writes. “…Tebow smiles the entire time he is surrounded by reporters, no matter what he’s asked, no matter how naked the trap being laid for him, every one of which he dodges, effortlessly, with a soft chuckle. He is clearly enjoying himself. He likes the attention, and not in a craven, needy way. More like: I’m a people person!

How do you like Tim Tebow’s new and sensational GQ photo? Tell us — is it hot or not?

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