MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman will spend 2-4 years in prison for poisoning her boyfriend with eye drops.

Thirty-three-year-old Vickie Jo Mills of McConnellsburg, was sentenced Tuesday. She had pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated assault.

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State police said Mills admitted putting eyedrops into Thurman Nesbitt’s drinking water 10 to 12 times since June 2009.

Police said his doctor treated him for years for nausea, vomiting, blood pressure problems and breathing trouble until blood tests revealed tetrahydrozoline, the main ingredient in eye drops.

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Investigators said Mills said she wanted Nesbitt to pay more attention to her.

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