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Fulton County, Pa. woman accused of poisoning boyfriend pleads guilty to assault

As part of the plea, the Fulton County District Attorney's office agreed to decline to pursue numerous other counts against Vickie Jo Mills

October 23, 2012
  • Vickie Jo Mills
Franklin County (Pa.) Jail

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — A Fulton County, Pa., woman accused of putting eyedrops in her boyfriend’s drinking water entered a guilty plea Oct. 16 to aggravated assault, according to online court records.

Vickie Jo Mills, 33, of McConnellsburg entered the plea before Court of Common Pleas Judge Shawn Meyers, court records show.

As part of the plea, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office agreed to “nolle prosse,” or decline to pursue, 10 counts of reckless endangerment, 10 counts of simple assault and nine counts of aggravated assault.
Mills is awaiting sentencing, according to online court records.

In an affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police allege Mills put eyedrops in the drinking water of 45-year-old Thurman Edgar Nesbitt III. Police said Dr. Harry Johnston told troopers he had been treating Nesbitt for nausea, vomiting and blood pressure problems, and a blood test revealed a chemical found in over-the-counter eyedrops and nasal sprays.

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— Jennifer Fitch

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