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Wisconsin Woman Poisons Friend With Lethal Dose Of Eyedrops

Wisconsin Woman Poisons Friend With Lethal Dose Of Eyedrops

The woman told investigators that she brought her friend a water bottle loaded with six bottles worth of Visine

Using eyedrops to kill someone isn't something you hear of every day and this is perhaps why this woman chose it as the poison of her choice to end her friend's life. She probably hoped she could get away with it but turns out no one can fool the law. The woman, Jessy Kurczewski, 37, is now facing homicide and other charges for allegedly poisoning her friend with eyedrops, reported FOX.

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 It all began in 2018 when Kurczewski called police to her friend's Pewaukee home, saying that her friend wasn't breathing. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a "pale unconscious female" lying in a recliner in a living room with a large amount of crushed medication on her chest, reported Fox. During initial investigations, they thought that the woman had died of a drug overdose. Kurczewski had said at the time that there was a possibility her friend was suicidal, but other witnesses said that the woman had never given them that impression. As investigators grew suspicious of Kurczewski, toxicology tests showed that the woman had a fatal dose of tetrahydrozoline, the main ingredient used in eyedrops, in her system. It further said that the woman had 160 nanograms per milliliter of tetrahydrozoline, an amount medical examiners consider impossible to have in one's system just by using eye droplets.  

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According to Fox, when investigators told Kurczewski that tetrahydrozoline had killed her friend and that they suspected the scene was staged to look like a suicide. She told them it was what her friend wanted and that she must have staged her suicide with the crushed pills. Kurczewski later admitted to having brought her friend a water bottle loaded with six bottles' worth of Visine. She apparently didn't think it would kill her friend because it hadn’t killed her yet and her friend had been regularly drinking it for a while.  

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On further investigation, detectives learned that Kurczewski's finances began to closely resemble her friend's. They concluded that Kurczewski had committed more than $290,000 worth of fraud, $130,204 of which was believed to have been "transferred fraudulently" by check from the victim. According to Fox 6, Kurczewski made her first appearance in Waukesha County court on Monday. Her cash bond was set at $1 million and she is due back in court for preliminary hearings later this month. 

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/wisconsin-woman-accused-poisoning-friend-eyedrops