UPDATED 6:57 AM PT — Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
The survivor of a nerve agent attack on U.K. soil is fearing the poison will kill him within a decade.
According to reports, Charlie Rowley is already losing his eyesight and mobility. The 45-year-old is back in the hospital for meningitis, and is worried his body will not be able to fight off another virus after being weakened by Novichok.
His partner — Dawn Sturgess — died after they were exposed to the poison in what was disguised as a perfume bottle.
“It was three-by-three inch box, half-inch thick which contained a glass bottle and it poured…ended up tipping some in my hands, I washed it up under the tap,” Rowley recounted.
The U.K. has charged two Russian agents in Absentia over the death of Sturgess as well as the poisoning of Rowley and the Skripal family.
For now, it remains to be seen if Rowley will live to see justice.